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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch.)

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Virginia Creeper
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A woody vine native to much of east and central North America, climbing via adhesive discs.

Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Introduced or Not Present
Native or Introduced
Native or Expanded

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This plant is occasionally used in landscaping, and frequently escapes. We marked new populations in the rocky mountains as introductions because of their slight geographic isolation, but they are close enough to this plant's native range that they could also be considered expanded. The northeastern population is expanded as it is contiguous with the native range.

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