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Vitis aestivalis var. bicolor

Vitis aestivalis Michx. var. bicolor Deam

Big Summer Grape, Post Oak Grape, Silverleaf Grape, Summer Grape

Vitaceae (Grape family)

Synonym(s): Vitis aestivalis var. argentifolia, Vitis argentifolia, Vitis bicolor, Vitis lecontiana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems up to about 45 feet long, high climbing.
Fruit: Black or dark purple.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Woodlands, woodland borders, thickets, fencerows, hedgerows, scrub, stabilized dunes, stream or riverbanks, floodplain and upland forests.

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 Vitis aestivalis var. bicolor in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vitis aestivalis var. bicolor in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vitis aestivalis var. bicolor


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

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