Sunday, September 30, 2007
09.28.07 CRIMSON CREEPER
Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, is easily confused with poison ivy this time of year as it, too, turns a bright red. Virginia creeper is a native vine and can be destructive as it climbs very high and can block off light to the tree it climbs. Despite its pervasiveness, it is often grown as an ornamental, especially in Britain where bright red fall color is not so common. Poisonous berries.