Plant ID forum: what is it?

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Name: Ada Cooke
Ogden, Utah (Zone 6b)
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ada257
Jul 30, 2013 3:01 PM CST
I have a vine climbing on my fence. It has leaves in clusters of 5 and it grows small dark berries. I can't figure out what it is or if it's edible or not. Anyone know what this is?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 30, 2013 3:05 PM CST

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Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) perhaps?

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jul 30, 2013 3:12 PM CST

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I agree

And, for what it's worth, you probably shouldn't eat the berries, although they are beloved by birds.
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greene
Jul 30, 2013 3:33 PM CST
There are just a few people who are sensitive to the plant sap; handle with gloves.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 30, 2013 3:41 PM CST
I agree, that's "Virginia Creeper Vine" which as you can see by some of the photo's in the database gets beautiful color in the fall!
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Name: Ada Cooke
Ogden, Utah (Zone 6b)
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ada257
Jul 30, 2013 4:49 PM CST
Thank you all! I think i will replace it with somthing edible. My boys are always eating strange things! Smiling

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