Exceptions This is a large group with species that vary widely in characteristics; some narrow-leaved species have only one leaf blade vein, so floral characteristics are important As an ornamental vine, Virginia creeper can look quite stunning climbing over a shed or the side of your house. Common Name: Virginia creeper Zone: 3 to 9 Plant Type: Vine Family: Vitaceae Native Range: Eastern United States to Mexico Height: 30 to 50 feet A perennial, deciduous, woody vine with heart-shaped and coarsely toothed leaves. Grows best in sun to light shade. It grows very aggressively and can reach up to 60 feet tall. Prune in late winter to keep it under control. Invasive and Exotic Vines . Vines rely on other structures for support They can be: •Climbing or Prostrate •Woody or Herbaceous •Native or Introduced •Food and/or shelter for wildlife, people Jan and Dave’s jungle. Mustang Grape Species: Vitis mustangensis Family: Vitaceae •Aggressive •Native Wild grapes (Vitaceae) are perennial climbing or trailing vines comprising up to 60 species. Monster Vine #5 -- Virginia Creeper So far, all of the monster vines have been alien invaders. Key Characteristics Flowering plants without parallel-veined leaves, and flower parts usually in multiples of 4 or 5 . Depending on the species, the vine can prefer rich, moist soil or sandy, dry soil. The following species have been listed on an invasive species list or noxious weed law in North America. Japanese honeysuckle leaves are simple and arranged oppositely on the vine. It is distinguished from the muscadine grape through leaf identification. Wild grapes are native to the edges of woodlands in central and eastern North America. Its clusters of tiny white flowers bloom in the summer and produce dark blue-black berries in the fall which will attract wild birds, make vine identification easy. moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rocky soil Parthenocissus quinquefolia. Scientific Name: Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. Leaves are simple, alternate, elliptic-to-round in shape with Very attractive peeling orange-brown bark for winter interest and color. Oriental Bittersweet . For more information on each species, including the listing sources, images, and publication links, click on the species. For comparison purposes, the most common native vines are: poison ivy (Toxicodentron radicans) and crossvine (Bignonia capreolata). GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A non-native, deciduous, perennial woody vine that twines around and climbs up trees and shrubs. Small flowers appear in the spring and summer. The grapes are edible and prized by wildlife. Wild grapes are woody, deciduous vines just like cultivated grapes with a voracious growth habit. Lonicera dioica (limber or wild honeysuckle) is a more wild form of native vine honeysuckle that is used for larger habitats. Asters and all other flowering plants. Poison ivy had three leaflets and the leaves are not paired on the vine. They thrive in the full sun. Now it's time to put the hurt on one of our own -- our native Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). Vine climbs by means of aerial roots and clings well to masonry. Some can reach up to 50 feet (15 m.) in length. Wild grapes use tendrils to anchor onto branches or other surfaces. They also have tenacious woody root systems that can persist for years, one reason why some people refer to wild grapes as weeds. Woody Vines-Identification and Control . May be slow to start flowering until it becomes established. Once established it is a vigorous growing vine reaching 40-50 feet. All other flowering non-woody plants.