Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Non-native: northeast Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it on riverbanks, in thickets and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
NC Botanical Garden
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy-white
Bisexual & unisexual
Radially symmetrical
Saucer-shaped calyx, lobes usually obsolete
5 petals
5 stamens, abortive in pistillate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue/ Purple/ White/ Yellowish
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Ampelopsis glandulosa   FAMILY Vitaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata   FAMILY Vitaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 120-03-002:
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata   FAMILY Vitaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ampelopsis heterophylla

GREATER THAN Vitaceae (Chen, Ren, and Wen, 2007)
Ampelopsis glandulosa var. brevipedunculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Porcelain-berry, Amur Peppervine