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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 Mid SpringMid Spring 2024
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emch

It's going great guns now... #hostplant #shadelover #midwesternnative

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sushiwaitress

Who is it a host plant for?

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emch

@sushiwaitress Virginia Creeper Sphinx, Abbott's Sphinx Moth, Panorama Sphinx Moth, White-lined Sphinx and the coveted Eight-Spotted Forester!

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emch

But wait, there's more @sushiwaitress ! There turns out to be a 6th, the Achemon Sphinx!

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2023
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emch

I love these touches of sizzling red when the Creeper turns color... #foliagefriday

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2023
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emch

This #midwesternnative vine volunteers everywhere

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2022
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emch

FINALLY I got the colors to come through properly on my camera phone! #colorpop #fallcolors #greatcolor

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emch

Another Red Virginia Creeper #colorpop by the side of the road #fallcolors

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2022
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emch

With all this Creeper on the slope, I'm going to be pretty vexed if I don't get some 8-spotted foresters out of the deal this year #hostplant

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lesliecole49

Hell of a lot of that here too

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emch

I read @lesliecole49 that it used to be an uncommon plant before wholesale deforestation. It only lives at the edge of the woods but now there's nothing but edge... #curiouscases

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2022
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emch

Ready to host some Eight-Spotted Foresters... #midwesternnative #hostplant

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  • 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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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2021
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emch

3 fingers of bright red #fallcolor

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2021
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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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