One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Virginia creeper with three-lobed leaves, which is cultivated for its foliage.
Parthenocissus tricuspidata, family Vitaceae
- ‘Climbers with clinging rootlets along the stems (climbing hydrangea, English ivy, creeping fig) or disc-shaped holdfasts (Virginia creeper, Boston ivy) can damage old, crumbly mortar or loose stucco.’
- ‘Wisteria and clematis vines cover the arbors, while Boston ivy and trumpet vines link the two levels.’
- ‘About half a century ago, a tiny Boston ivy appeared in the dusty space below the neighboring home and began to climb and proliferate.’
- ‘The exterior walls of the house are also home to crawling Boston ivy.’
- ‘Boston Ivy can easily climb tree bark, wooden fences, concrete masonry, and brick or stone walls.’
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