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Vitis rupestris

Vitis rupestris Scheele

Sand Grape

Vitaceae (Grape Family)

Synonym(s): Vitis rupestris var. dissecta

USDA Symbol: VIRU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Sprawling to low climbing or shrubby. Stems up to about 8 feet long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , DC , IL , IN , KY , MD , MO , MS , OH , OK , PA , TN , TX , VA , WV

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 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 78 - (2020) Missouri Native Plant Society
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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