That's not Virginia Creeper in my yard. Not even close. Glossy dark-green pointed-oval, smooth-edged leaves with paler veins that grow singly is what I have, and nasty penetrating tendrils on it. But Virgina Creeper has five leaves, each a sawtooth-edged pointed oval, and uses little sticky pads to hang onto the wall or whatever; it's considered relatively harmless, though you can't pull it loose without damaging the surface -- you have to cut the root, and then it will fall off on its own. There's a little of the five-leaved stuff around Roseholme and it's well-behaved, at least compared to the other stuff.
So what's infesting my yard, trees, fences and walls? I don't know for sure.
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