Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1669

Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in dry upland forests (especially sandy or rocky), other forests, swamps, dunes, roadsides, thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow
Bisexual & unisexual
Radially symmetrical
Calyx usually unlobed
5 petals
5 stamens, abortive in pistillate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Vitales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Muscadinia rotundifolia var. rotundifolia   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vitis rotundifolia var. rotundifolia   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 120-02-001:
Vitis rotundifolia   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Muscadinia rotundifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Muscadine, Scuppernong