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Cissus verticillata

Cissus verticillata (L.) Nicolson & Jarvis

Possum Grape, Princess Vine, Seasonvine, Waterwithe Treebine

Vitaceae (Grape family)

Synonym(s): Cissus sicyoides

USDA Symbol: CIVE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems up to about 30 feet long, low to moderately high climbing, often scrambling over low vegetation.
Fruit: Black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Coastal hammocks, low ground.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cissus verticillata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cissus verticillata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cissus verticillata


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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