WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: VIRGINIA CREEPER; WOODBINE (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Can be grown as a ground cover. Freely self seeds so can be aggressive, but provides great cover and food value for wildlife especially insects and birds.
Larval Host: Moths including several Sphinx moths.
Learn wildlife value: http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_paqu2.pdf
Sap may cause allergic reaction to some.
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=parthenocissus+quinquefolia
Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3742