TM4299 : Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

taken 3 months ago, near to Lower Thurlton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Virginia creeper in its autumnal colour covering buildings in Lower Thurlton. This climbing plant reaches heights of 20 to 30 metres. It uses small forked tendrils that are tipped with strongly adhesive pads to climb smooth surfaces. The flowers are small and of a green hue. The berries contain oxalic acid, which is only moderately toxic to humans and other mammals. They provide an important winter food source for birds. Native Americans used the plant as an herbal remedy for diarrhea, difficult urination, swelling, and lockjaw.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4253 9917 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:32.1806N 1:34.4866E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4255 9915
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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