Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Foliage Report – Sept. 30, 2011

In Virginia’s woods, trees are not the only species changing color.  Shrubs and vines also splash the forest understory with color.  Look for the bright red leaves of sumacs along woodland edges.  Poison ivy colors early, usually showing deep red leaves clinging to tree trunks.  Virginia creeper’s 5-parted leaves turn a bright, clear red.  The native wild grape usually sports yellow leaves, and the invasive Oriental bittersweet turns a bright golden yellow. 

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