Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Vitales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read about Muscadinia and Vitis from Alan Weakley and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Two varieties of Vitis aestivalis occur in NC. Read about these at Vascular Plants of North Carolina
INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 120-02-005a:
Vitis aestivalis var. aestivalis FAMILY Vitaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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JK Marlow jkm0305m_05
May Rutherford County NC
Chimney Rock Park
Opposite every 3rd leaf there is neither tendril nor flower cluster, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977).
JK Marlow jkm140601_345b
May Greenville County SC
Swamp Rabbit Trail
Mature leaves glaucous beneath (the glaucescence sometimes rather obscured by pubescence), per Weakley's Flora (2023).
JK Marlow jkm100730_219
July Jackson County NC
Balsam Mountain Preserve
Leaves cordate to orbicular, unlobed or 3-5 lobes, dentate to crenate, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).
COMPARE leaves of grape-like species
JK Marlow jkm120727_861
July Spartanburg County SC
Lower leaf surface glaucous, pubescence white to more commonly rusty orange, per Upper Canopy Collection and Identification of Grapevines (Vitis) from Selected Forests in the Southeast US (Everhart, 2010).
JK Marlow jkm230706_4286
July Pickens County SC
Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve
Mature leaves slightly to strongly arachnoid-pubescent beneath, per Weakley's Flora (2023).
JK Marlow jkm160816_571
August Oconee County SC
Fruit 1/4"-3/8" in diameter, blue-black [at maturity] with glaucous bloom, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge (Lance).
Patrick D. McMillan pdmvaestivalis_huger
Month Unknown Berkeley County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
Leaves have petioles.
Calyx usually unlobed
5 stamens, abortive in pistillate flowers
Bisexual & unisexual
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005) p300?
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee (Hunter, 2002) p230?
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p093?
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p444?
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge (Lance) p20?
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p378
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p151
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