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Vitis acerifolia

Vitis acerifolia Raf.

Mapleleaf Grape, Panhandle Grape, Bush Grape

Vitaceae (Grape Family)

Synonym(s): Vitis longii, Vitis longii var. microsperma, Vitis solonis

USDA Symbol: VIAC2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Climbing stems up to about 30 feet long.
Fruit: Purple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: CO , KS , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Open woodlands, Hillsides, Slopes, Stream, river banks, Dunes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-04-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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