Friday, September 26, 2014

The Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia,  is now showing its Autumn colouring. Soon there will be nothing but the bare vines against the wooden fence and the concrete block wall.

The little berries show against the brilliant red of the leaves looking like miniature pills.
I am tempted to take some and plant out but apart from cover for small birds and insects, Virginia Creeper isn't a productive plant as far as wildlife is concerned. 
"Mile a Minute" as it is sometimes called doesn't have petalled flowers producing food for bees etc. although perhaps the berries are a food for winter feeding.

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