Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Uncommon in SC, rare in GA-NC

Look for it in moist forests, bottomlands, and thickets, particularly where disturbed, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

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

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 (1968) 120-03-003:
Ampelopsis cordata   FAMILY Vitaceae

 

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