radicans L.)grows on sandy, stony, or rocky
shores, and sprouts in thickets, in clearings, and along the borders of woods
and roadsides. This glossy perennial can spread by seed or by producing shoots
from its extensive underground stems.
extremely variable in both its habit of growth and kinds of habitat. It grows
in deep woods or in the open; in dry, sandy areas, crevices of rocks, or
swamps; along the borders of woods, fencerows, or roadsides. You are not safe
even in your own garden, and you may be surprised to find it growing in your
flower beds or shrubbery. Usually it is found in low-growing, rather dense
colonies, sometimes practically carpeting the ground. In the counties bordering
lakes , there is also a vine form which twines around and climbs up trees,
shrubs and posts, often reaching several metres (yards) above the ground.