What is this mystery plant?

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  1. Mike S

    Mike S New Member

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    This plant/sapling is growing in my Mom's front yard. Just wanted to know what it is. I am no plant expert. Mystery Plant.jpg Thank you!
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Parthenocissus inserta (Thicket Creeper; most likely) or P. quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper; not sure if this occurs as far north as Ontario, though).
     
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    Yes. Looks like Virginia creeper.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Parthenocissus quinquefolia is native to Ontario (and can even be found in Manitoba!)
     
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    Word of caution: it does not creep, it sprints, so protect areas you don't want it to take over.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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