Virginia Creeper, a hardy climbing shrub native to North America. It is often called American ivy and woodbine. It grows naturally on trees, fences, and rocks, and is widely planted as an ornamental. The Virginia creeper clings to surfaces by means of disks on the ends of tendrils and by roots that grow from its stems. Its leaves are made up of five spindle-shaped, toothed leaflets growing like fingers from the tips of the leafstalks. The plant bears clusters of tiny greenish-yellow to white flowers, followed by blue-black berries. The Virginia creeper is particularly beautiful in autumn, when its leaves turn bright scarlet.
The Virginia creeper is Parthenocissus quinquefolia of the grape family, Vitaceae.