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Virginia creeper leaflet like a flame

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Virginia Creeper Leaflet Turned Red by Flameleaf Sumac 0441A

On the rocks near the upper of the two flameleaf sumacs that appeared here the other day I noticed some strands of Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, a vine whose leaflets can also look flame-like. Here, then, to complement the broad and distant view you saw five weeks ago, is a closeup of one such flame. The color in the background is from the lower of the two flameleaf sumacs I spent time photographing along the path behind the Arboretum on November 30.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 18, 2014 at 5:26 AM

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