Parthenocissus inserta

Thicket Creeper
Parthenocissus vitacea (P. inserta)

Family: Grape (Vitaceae)
AKA: Woodbine, False Virginia Creeper, Grape Woodbine
Photo taken on: June 15, 2009
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains
Habitat: Moist canyons, roadsides, fences

A woody vine with 5-7 toothed, lobed leaflets. It spreads across the ground and can climb to the top of a utility pole using branched tendrils. Tiny flowers have thick greenish petals.arrow

thicket creeper

Parthenocissus inserta - fruit

The fruit turns dark blue and the leaves to bright orange-red.

thicket creeper

Green & Brown Flowers