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Profile Image Eileen McHenry

emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Parthenocissus quinquefolia syn. Ampelopsis hederacea ; Ampelopsis quinquefolia

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2021
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emch

Finally a decent shot! This is why they call it "red" Virginia creeper... #midwesternnative #fallcolor

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emch

3 fingers of bright red #fallcolor

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emch

#lookslikefalltome when the Virginia Creeper turns bright red...

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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emch

This creeper/climber is underappreciated. Several spectacular moths host on it, the fall color is stunning and it repels trespassers, who often mistake it for poison ivy. #midwesternnative

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lesliecole49

Maybe underappreciated but I pull miles of it off my fences and buildings. I have to chop it down if I wanted to get into my woodshed right now. But you're right about people thinking its poison ivy, tho, some are actually allergic to it

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mn-5a

I’m dreadfully allergic to it. Found out the hard way while pulling down an invasive vine coming through my neighbor’s fence. Worse than poison ivy *shudder* 😳

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