[Shrub/Vine Leaf ID Menu]

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Leaves of Native and Weedy Vines

Willamette Valley, Cascade Mts, Columbia River Gorge

Trailing vines with numerous prickles, primarily on the ground.

Trailing Blackberry/ Dewberry: Compound leaf with 3 leaflets. Flowers white, 5-flowered with numerous stamens. Fruit a blackberry.

Stems without prickles or thorns. Vine typically erect, climbing into, or supported by other shrubs and small trees.

Western Clematis: Compound-pinnate leaf with 5-13 leaflets. Flowers white, 5 petaled with numerous stamens.

Bittersweet Nightshade: Leaves simple, pinnately veined, either entire with a cordate-ovate shape, or with two basal-lateral lobes. Flowers clustered, purple with yellow centers, shaped like shooting stars (similar to potato or tomato flowers). Fruit bright red berries in clusters.

Orange Honeysuckle: Simple leaves, pinnately veined. Flowers clustered, orange, long, tubular in shape.

English Ivy: Leaves are simple, and either ovate with pinnate venation, or 3 to 5 lobed (palmately veined). Plants may form dense clumps of ground cover, or may creep up trunks into trees. Some plants may be over one hundred feet long!

Paul Slichter