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Q.Can you identify this vine in this picture?

Zone 44313 | Anonymous added on April 25, 2020 | Answered

I live in an apartment building and behind it is a woody ravine. Outside my window is the vine in the pictures.

I carefully cut off a few pieces for pictures and tried to take a picture of the vine without touching it just in case it is poisonous.

I live on the second floor and the back is not accessible to me so I hope you can see them.

I want to know if it is poison Ivy or another vine and the name of it if you recognize it. Thank you.

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Answered on April 25, 2020

It definitely is NOT poison ivy, which has three leaves in a group and this vine has five. I believe it is Virginia creeper, a common vine in the U.S. I looked through the photos of this Ohio University guide to weeds and it looks like Virginia creeper, which turns bright red in the fall.

Here is the Ohio guide I referenced:


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