Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2865

Woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain (rare in NC Piedmont & NC Mountains)

Look for it in forests and woodlands, mostly moist to wet, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
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 riparia   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vitis riparia   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 120-02-007x:
Vitis riparia   FAMILY Vitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Riverbank Grape


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image of Vitis riparia, Riverbank Grape

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_viri_002_lhd

        

image of Vitis riparia, Riverbank Grape

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_viri_004_lvd

        

image of Vitis riparia, Riverbank Grape

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_vitis_riparia1

June    Lyon County    MN

Leaf teeth are ciliate on the margin, acute or convex on only one side, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


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