Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > General Gardening Boards > North American Native Plants

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2018, 12:31 PM   #181
A Bee's Best Friend
 
Gloria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
Default

Picture taken in our back garden today - 8/29/18 . I cut this vine back to the ground every year and pull out any shoots that try to escape. Does not get very big but berries well on the arch and leaves turn various shades of red in autumn.

Berries are very toxic to humans.


Birds Eating the Fruit of Virginia Creeper
(Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Quote:
Scientific Name /Common Name
Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker
Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker
Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker
Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-breasted Sapsucker
Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker
Corvus brachyrhynchos American Crow
Quiscalus quiscula Common Grackle
Sturnus vulgaris Starling
Tachycineta bicolor Tree Swallow
Baeolophus bicolor Tufted Titmouse
Poecile atricapillus Black-capped Chickadee
Poecile carolinensis Carolina Chickadee
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted Nuthatch
Myiarchus crinitus Crested Flycatcher
Vireo griseus White-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed Vireo
Catharus fuscescens Veery
Catharus guttatus Hermit Thrush
Catharus minimus Gray-cheeked Thrush
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush
Hylocichla mustelina Wood Thrush
Sialia sialis Eastern Bluebird
Turdus migratorius American Robin
Dumetella carolinensis Catbird
Mimus polyglottos Northern Mockingbird
Toxostoma rufum Brown Thrasher
Piranga olivacea Scarlet Tanager
Dendroica coronate Yellow-rumped Warbler
Passerella iliaca Fox Sparrow
Sources: Malmborg & Wilson (1988), Martin et al. (1951/1961),
Barnes (1999)

https://www.illinoiswildflowers.info...les/table2.htm
Attached Thumbnails
What's blooming now 2018-screenshot-1231-.jpg  
__________________
"Half Earth Quest" Edward O. Wilson

http://pollinators-welcome.blogspot.com/
Gloria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2018, 10:37 PM   #182
WG Prize & Gift Coordinator
 
havalotta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Michigan
Default

I really liked that plant...I had to remove mine this Spring It found it's way up under and expanding our siding! Naughty lil thang
I miss it as it was a magnet for birds to nest in
__________________
The successful woman is the woman that had the chance and took it!

A walk among the elusive Whitetail Deer
havalotta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2018, 06:09 AM   #183
Lungwort
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: NJ
Default

I have tons of virginia creeper around my yard. Its nice to see it is beneficial to so many birds. Its a nice plant because it is always ready to fill in places where I removed poison ivy and japanese honeysuckle.
skip1909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2018, 07:27 AM   #184
WG Facebook Administrator
 
amelanchier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lyme, NH
Default

I once accidentally stuck a Virginia creeper berry in my mouth when I grabbed a cluster of wild grapes. That was an intensely painful experience.
__________________
"I take the part of the trees as against all their enemies." -J.R.R. Tolkien
amelanchier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2018, 12:06 PM   #185
Offical Silphium Abuser
 
Rebek56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southeast Ohio
Default

I have to pull Virginia creeper away from our wooden garden wall--hate doing so, but it is not kind to painted wood.
__________________
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." --Cicero

~http://rebeccas-window.blogspot.com/~
Rebek56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2018, blooming

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2