Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1671

Woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Common

Look for it in forests and woodlands, primarily upland, but also in bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green/ Greenish
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 (11/30/12):
Vitis vulpina   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vitis vulpina   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 120-02-003:
Vitis vulpina   FAMILY Vitaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Vitis vulpina

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Vitis cordifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Frost Grape, Winter Grape, Chicken Grape


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vico3_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vivu_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_vivu_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140523_156

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140523_157

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140523_159

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvulpina_bjo3

May        

Flowers numerous, yellow-green or green, small, polygamous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvulpina_tc1

May        

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52111_23

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Berries mature in Spetember-October, 5-8mm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm5410_052

May    Spartanburg County    SC

[Mature] fruit black and shining, sweet after frost, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm5410_054

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm090725_062

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

Marginal teeth convex on each side, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


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JK Marlow    jkm090725_063

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

Leaves green below, glabrous or slightly hairy on the veins, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    jkm100717_054

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Blades cordiform (deeply lobed leaves found only on ground shoots), per Upper Canopy Collection and Identification of Grape Vines (Vitis) from Selected Forests in the SE US (Everhart, 2010).

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JK Marlow    jkm100717_055

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Vitis vulpina

JK Marlow    jkm100717_056

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm160717_344

July    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    s090725_079

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

Twigs with tendril absent at least every third leaf, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.