Irish wildflowers

Photographed near Kinsale Co.Cork

Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Family: Rhamnaceae

Flowering: June-July. Deciduous climber. Introduced. Garden escape.

Small green flowers with deflexed petals. Round, red then black berry.
Leaves have 5 coarse-toothed leaflets, turning red in the autumn.
Branched tendrils. Very vigourous growth. Spread: To 30m.

Waste ground, roadsides, railway embankments, walls, hedges.
Garden escape or relic of cultivation.

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