Vitis riparia Michx.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Vitis riparia Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - High-climbing vine, the pith interrupted by diaphragms 0.5–1 (or at maturity 2) mm thick; lvs rotund, 1–2 dm, usually 3-lobed (the lobes mostly pointing forward), coarsely and sharply serrate (the teeth commonly longer than wide, with one or both sides concave), pubescent beneath when young, permanently so in the vein-axils and sometimes along the veins; panicles 5–10 cm; fr black, heavily glaucous, 6–12 mm; 2n=38. Moist woods, roadsides, and thickets; N.B. and Que. to Mont., s. to Va., Tenn., Ark., and Tex. (V. vulpina, misapplied) Perhaps properly to be submerged in V. vulpina.

  • Common Names

    frost grape, riverbank grape