Boston ivy

Boston ivy
a climbing woody vine, Parthenocissus tricuspidata, of the grape family, native to eastern Asia and grown in North America as a wall covering. Also called Japanese ivy.

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also called  Japanese ivy (species Parthenocissus, or Ampelopsis, tricuspidata) 

      clinging woody vine of the grape family (Vitaceae). Native to eastern Asia, the plant has been introduced to other regions, particularly as a climbing ornamental on stone and brick facades. The vine grows to a length of about 18 m (about 60 feet). The alternate leaves, which are either simple and three-lobed or compound with three leaflets, turn bright scarlet in the autumn. The inconspicuous flowers grow in clusters opposite the leaves. The small, bluish black fruit is sought by birds.

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