Plant Detail

Parthenocissus vitacea

* Common Name:

woodbine

* Genus:

Parthenocissus

* Species:

vitacea

Subspecies:

* Family (scientific):

Vitaceae

* Family (common):

Grape

Synonyms :

* Distribution in Canada:

Ontario
P.E.I.

 

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Habitat

Ecozone(s):

Natural Habitat(s):

Habitat Garden(s):

Erosion Control?

Characteristics
 
Growing Conditions

* Plant Type:

Vine

Moisture Requirements: Moist

Light Requirements: Sun, Partial Shade

Soil Requirements: Clay, Sand, Loam

Temperature Zone:

Evergreen?

No

Average Height:

0 to 10 m

Tolerances:

Flower Info
 
Fruit/Seed Info

Showy flowers?

No

Showy fruit/seeds?

Yes

Bloom time:

Jun to Jul

Edible for humans?

No

Flower Colour(s):

Yellow, Green/Brown

Fruit/Seed Colour(s):

Black, Blue

Miscellaneous
 
Uses

Fragrant Flowers?

No

Urban Oasis, Stewards in the City, and Eco Superior are specific Evergreen programs that some plants are used in.

Fragrant Foliage?

No

Program & Other Uses:

Fall colours?

Yes

Distinctive bark?

No

Poisonous to humans?

Yes

Thorns or prickles?

No

Attracts wildlife?

Larval host for:

Provincial tree/flower?

Plant Watch species?

No

Interesting Tidbits
 
References

POISONOUS PARTS: Berries. HIGHLY TOXID, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! Symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, bloody vomiting and diarrhea, dilated pupils, headache, sweating, weak pulse, drowsiness, twitching of face. Toxic Principle: Oxalic acid and possibly others. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)

Woodbine is very similar to Virginia creeper (P. quinquefolia). The differences are in the tendrils and the branching pattern of the inflorescence.

Parthenocissus is from a Greek phrase meaning "virgin ivy"; vitacea refers to the grapelike tendrils.

Synonyms:
Ampelopsis quinquefolia (L.) Planch. var. vitacea Knerr
Parthenocissus inserta (Kerner) Fritsch
Parthenocissus inserta (Kerner) Fritsch f. dubia Rehder
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. var. vitacea (Knerr) L.H.Bailey
Parthenocissus vitacea (Knerr) Hitchc. f. dubia (Rehder) Fernald
Psedera vitacea (Knerr) Greene
Vitis inserta Kerner

Shrubs of Ontario
Soper, J.H. and M.L. Heimburger
ROM
1982
ISBN 0-88854-283-6



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