Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2613

Woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

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

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

Look for it in forests and woodlands, mostly bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...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 cinerea var. baileyana   FAMILY Vitaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 120-02-004:
Vitis baileyana   FAMILY Vitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Possum Grape


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image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

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 cinerea var. baileyana

Gill Newberry    gn06_v_cinerea_var_baile2

June        

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

image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

Gill Newberry    gn06_vitis_baileyana_vine

June        

image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

JK Marlow    jkm140614_898

June    Rabun County    GA

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

image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

JK Marlow    jkm120727_818

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

JK Marlow    jkm120727_820

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Young branches angled, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

JK Marlow    jkm120727_822

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

JK Marlow    jkm120727_823

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

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 cinerea var. baileyana

JK Marlow    jkm120727_975

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves often deeply lobed, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

JK Marlow    jkm140711_798

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Vitis cinerea var. baileyana

JK Marlow    jkm140711_806807

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail