Boston ivy Vitaceae Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Leaf:Alternate, simple or compound, coarsely serrated, 4 to 8 inches wide, 3-lobed (or trifoliate), shiny dark green above, much paler below.
Flower:Small, green and borne in clusters on long stems, appearing in early summer.
Fruit:A blue-black berry, 1/4 to 1/3 inch across, 1 to 2 seeds.
Twig:Slender, light reddish brown, numerous lenticels, tendrils with adhesive pads are apparent opposite the bud scars, leaf scars are round and concave.
Bark:Smooth, gray-brown, corky raised lenticels.
Form:A climbing vine that may reach up to 50 feet tall.