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Virginia creeper (Partenocissus quinquefolia), fam. Vitaceae.
Creeps over the walls and hedges in the city, and over the bark of some trees in the forest. It looks picturesque in autumn, drawing attention by its bright-red leaves, with purple tint, and with tiny black fruit, untasty due to excess astringency. The fruit occur only in sunny places – i.e. usually they cannot be found in most part of the forest. Besides, the leaves are considered edible (while young), analogous to the leaves of common grapevine, which are used, for example, in Caucasus.