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by Lee Santiva September. 23, 2019 125 views
Wilder Wein - Selbstkletternde Jungfernrebe - Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia (Victoria) creeper

Wilder Wein - Selbstkletternde Jungfernrebe - Parthenocissus quinquefolia - Virginia (Victoria) creeper

The five leaf ivy parthenocissus quinquefolia can be found on almost every building in rural Austria and Germany.

Parthenocissus quinquefolia decorates the facade and entrance to a hotel in Austria

Parthenocissus quinquefolia decorates the facade and entrance to a hotel in Austria

The ivy belongs to the grapewine family and in German it is called "Wilder Wein" literally translated "wild wine". In the fall in addition to changing colors of its leaves it also grows small pea-sized black berries which birds eat.

Individual creepers Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Individual creepers Parthenocissus quinquefolia

In the fall the five-leaf ivy turns a very intensive red color which is actually quite difficult to capture in a photograph.

Brillant red leaves of Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Brillant red leaves of Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Greg Blaney 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful colours, Lee. And I learned a little bit about ivy, so thanks for sharing with us smile. The entrance to the Austrian hotel is inviting - looks like a nice place to sit with a cup of tea (although in Austria I suppose it would be a stein of beer).

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Lee Santiva Replied to Greg Blaney 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Greg glad to hear you enjoyed it I appreciate you taking the time to comment. It‘s a cozy, family-run hotel whose founder won downhill skiing in the Olympics decades ago, he‘s in his 90‘s now and still stops by to greet guests with his dog, a really homey atmosphere.

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