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Vitis palmata

Vitis palmata Vahl

Catbird Grape, Red Grape

Vitaceae (Grape Family)

Synonym(s): Vitis rubra

USDA Symbol: VIPA7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Tall climber, up to about 60 feet long.
Fruit: Bluish black to black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: AL , AR , CT , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MO , MS , NJ , OK , TN , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

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 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 palmata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vitis palmata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vitis palmata


Record Modified: 2023-05-25
Research By: CBR

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