“Invasive Plant and Animal Species of Britian”, https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/plants400/Profiles/OP/Parthenocissus, Equipment: How to Choose a Waterproof Pen and Ink for Watercolour, Botanical Illustration of a Sycamore Leaf, Unexpected Thrills: Adventures of an Illustrator, Illustrating a Wild Welsh Meadow of Butterflies, Sketchbook illustrations of Invasive Plants, Wild Shreds: Illustrating Pet Food packaging, Botanical Illustration of a Japanese Rose, How Love for Nature can Make an Individual Optimistic, Botanical Illustration Workshop drawing leaves, Botanical Illustration: Step by step painting of leaves, Showcase of themed natural history illustrations. I didn’t plant Virginia Creeper but I “borrowed” it from my neighbour behind me. Many times people will touch poison ivy mixed in with Virginia creeper and mistakenly think that the creeper caused the rash. Thicket Creeper. The berries are, of course, poisonous. If it doesn’t work as a bait plant then it’ll look beautiful and inspire you to spend long hours in the garden, which will benefit you AND the plants, right? Lizzie, Thank you for your very informative post! I had a lot of insect bites, too, which were itchy. In addition, the leaflets of P. inserta are shiny when young and only slightly pale below, while those of P. quinquefolia are dull above and pale green, whitened, or glaucous below. Any and all advice welcome! Also known as woodbine, thicket creeper, and five-leaved ivy, Virginia creeper ruthlessly pushes aside other plants by stealing their sunlight, water, and nutrients. Common name: Virginia Creeper Other names: Woodbind, woodbine, false grapes, five leaves, American Ivy, five leaved Ivy, thicket creeper Scientific name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. To prevent it from taking over your entire house wall, prune side shoots back hard to the woody frame in late autumn and winter. That’s when I found your post. Poison ivy has only three leaves while Virginia creeper has five. Thanks for letting me know, and so glad to have helped your husband avoid a stomach-ache! Virginia creeper has five leaves on a stem. Thicket-creeper is closely related to its common cousin, Virginia creeper (P. quinquefolia), and has only been recognized recently as a separate species. Virginia creeper grows along the ground in woodlands, often growing up trees or telephone poles on woodland borders, or in open areas such as along railroad right of ways, rocky bluffs, fence rows, banks of streams or lakes, and in disturbed habitats in both rural and urban areas.  The leaves are palmately compound, composed of five leaflets, each leaflet reaching 13 cm in length and 7 cm broad. Parthenocissus inserta (syn. It houses a wide variety of insects and the local wildlife love it, so would it possibly help to have it around my fence line? My husband ATE SOME of THOSE berries. Poison Ivy . "False Virginia creeper," "thicket creeper," and "grape-woodbine" have been proposed as vernacular names for the northern species, but none of these names has become widely used. The key difference is that poison ivy (and poison oak) have three leaves on a stem, no more. After we moved in the grapes ripened and my husband informed me that there were actually two varieties, but that the red ones were really sour and bitter. Note that one of the poison ivy triple-eaves is green, one , "Parthenocissus inserta: Similar Species", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Parthenocissus_inserta&oldid=979099169, Taxonbars using multiple manual Wikidata items, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 September 2020, at 19:40. Or if you have a decent garden centre nearby take a cutting and go in and ask to see their plant expert? 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