Moraceae (mulberry family) Ficus

Ficus pumila creeping fig

Japan, China
Ficus pumila, Rains Houses. Irene Beardsley, 25 Apr 2005

Vine with two leaf forms: juvenile leaves are simple, oval, hairy, 1 inch long, creeping; mature leaves are 2–4 inches long, thick, elliptic with petiole. Flowers are inconspicuous. A common landscape plant that has invasive roots and easily climbs walls. Rains Houses, Lagunita Court, Green Earth Sciences.

Illustrations: Vines gallery.

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No. 16, 4.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text ca. 2005.