OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Vitis baileyana   FAMILY Vitaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vitis cinerea var. baileyana   FAMILY Vitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Vitis cinerea

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Vitis vulpina

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 120-02-004:
Vitis baileyana   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Vitis baileyana

 

COMMON NAME:
Possum Grape


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image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

Gill Newberry    gn06_v_cinera_var_baileya

June        

Calyx usually without lobes, petals falling at anthesis, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

Gill Newberry    gn06_v_cinerea_var_baile2

June        

Inflorescence paniculate (to 12cm long when mature), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

Gill Newberry    gn06_vitis_baileyana_vine

June        

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm140614_898

June    Rabun County    GA

Berries 5-8mm in diameter [when mature], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8879

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm120727_818

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm120727_820

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Young branches angled, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm120727_822

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm120727_823

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves glabrous to very slightly arachnoid-pubescent beneath, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm120727_826

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Branchlets of the season angled; nodes usually banded with red pigmentation, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm120727_975

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves often deeply lobed, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm140711_798

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm140711_806807

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm210818_2872

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm210818_2872b

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Vitis baileyana, Possum Grape

JK Marlow    jkm210818_2873

August    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Vitis baileyana   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vitis cinerea var. baileyana   FAMILY Vitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Vitis cinerea

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Vitis vulpina

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 120-02-004:
Vitis baileyana   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Vitis baileyana

 

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2613

Woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Habitat: forests and woodlands, mostly bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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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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