OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ampelopsis cordata   FAMILY Vitaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ampelopsis cordata   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 120-03-003:
Ampelopsis cordata   FAMILY Vitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Ampelopsis, Raccoon-grape, False-grape


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_amco2_001_lvd

        

image of Ampelopsis cordata, American Ampelopsis, Raccoon-grape, False-grape

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_amco2_003_lvd

        

image of Ampelopsis cordata, American Ampelopsis, Raccoon-grape, False-grape

JK Marlow    jkm150519_077

May    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Ampelopsis cordata, American Ampelopsis, Raccoon-grape, False-grape

JK Marlow    jkm150519_077b

May    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence noticeably broader than long. Flower petals separate, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Ampelopsis cordata, American Ampelopsis, Raccoon-grape, False-grape

JK Marlow    jkm150519_079

May    Calhoun County    SC

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve

image of Ampelopsis cordata, American Ampelopsis, Raccoon-grape, False-grape

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ampelopsis_cordata

May    Chester County    SC

Landsford Canal State Park

image of Ampelopsis cordata, American Ampelopsis, Raccoon-grape, False-grape

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_ampelopsis_cordatab

May    Chester County    SC

Landsford Canal State Park

Leaves simple, grape-like, not lobed, to 12cm long and 9cm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_ampelopsis_cordata_3

September        

The fruit is a blue berry, not edible by humans, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ampelopsis cordata   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ampelopsis cordata   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 120-03-003:
Ampelopsis cordata   FAMILY Vitaceae

 

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Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Moist forests, bottomlands, and thickets, particularly where disturbed, per Weakley's Flora

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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:
Spring/Summer
Blue/Black
Drupe

 

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