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What is this cutting?

Maine et Loire, France Fr

I was attracted to this climber at a garden I visited as it was covered in bees. It had little white flowers. I somehow or other found a piece of the plant in my pocket after the visit which has grown into this cutting. I'd guess it's something quite common but can someone identify it definitively for me from just the leaf?




Looks like Parthenocis or Virginia creeper, but I've not seen bees on mine.

30 Sep, 2009


I'm guessing their close relative Cissus specifically the species C. rhomboidea (Grape Ivy). This could be flowering now with bees attracted to it. Parthenocissus, though closely related are in fruit by now.

30 Sep, 2009


Thanks for the suggestions, but sorry, I should have said it was flowering in late July when we made our visit and took the cutting.
Have had a look at images of both Virginia creeper and Cissus but couldn't find anything that similar. Perhaps it's still too small as leaf shape tends to change between juvenile plants and older specimens. Will see in time.

30 Sep, 2009


and you are a 'very naughty boy' Bertiefox. you shouldnt go nipping bits off tut tut.

30 Sep, 2009


It's a strange phenomenon Bertie - after a walk around a park I found a Magnolia Grandiflorum seed in MY pocket! Wonder if it's the fairies?

1 Oct, 2009

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