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Ampelopsis arborea

Ampelopsis arborea
Common name peppervine
Family vitaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-9)
Flowers greenish (summer)
Size vine to

Woody tendril-climbing vine native to the southeastern United States, whose inconspicuous flowers are followed by berries that mature via red to blue-black. I haven't encountered it as a vine: it pops up as an upright-growing volunteer (presumably delivered by birds) here and there in the garden. When I first found it, I was concerned that it was a relative of poison ivy, with which it shares a shiny leaf surface and reddish cast to new leaves – but this plant is in fact mostly harmless (as long as you don't try to eat its somewhat toxic berries), and easily pulled up as a youngster.

This is a weed in our garden

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