Akebia quinata

Scientific Name: Akebia quinata
Common Name: chocolate vine

Leaves with five curiously-arranged, egg-shaped leaftlets help identify this sprawling and climbing vine.
Photographer: Flickr user Carrieonknitting, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Find out more on NatureServe Explorer

Search for photos of this species within the NatureServe Flickr photo stream.

This is a non-native, invasive vine in the U.S. When it grows untended, it forms a dense tangle that creates deep shade for the vegetation it covers. It can sprawl along the ground or climb shrubs and trees.