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Ivy Treebine, Marine-Ivy, Cow-Itch, Possom Ivy, Hierba del Buey, Yerba del Buey
Cissus incisa


Ivy treebine is a rapid-growing, semi-evergreen vine that belongs to the grape family. It has thick, ivy-like trifoliate leaves with incised edges that produce an unpleasant odor when bruised. It climbs by tendrils and can be an effective substitute for ivy. The inconspicuous greenish flowers are followed by a profusion of succulent bluish-black berries. Ivy treebine grows in open woods and salt marshes throughout the state except in the extreme east and the Panhandle. It ranges east to Florida and north to Missouri. It grows at least 12 feet long from tuberous roots and a semi-woody base.

Plant Habit or Use: vine

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: greenish

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: black berry

Height: to 12 feet


Plant Character: semievergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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