My dad's back yard has become a deer camp. Now we are making it cool.

virginia creeper

Next to an orange trailer and a segment of portable fence, jagged leaves in clusters of five; Virginia creeper.

Oh noes! While I was gone, the Virginia creeper totally swallowed up my common violets! Guess I have to weed eat.

I know I'm not supposed to love Virginia creepier but I can't help it. It's native. And it fulfills the nightmare scenario that people attribute to kudzu.

Kudzu, after all, can't eat the South whole because it requires direct sunlight. If it could, it would have done so decades ago.

Virginia creeper is just fine in the shade. And prolific as hell.