Possum Grape – Identification

Q: This plant grows by our lake and has three colors of berries in September. What is it?

A: It’s possum grape, Ampelopsis cordata. It’s cousin, porcelain vine, Ampelopsis brevipendiculata maximowiczii, has the same sort of fruit.

Birds and other creatures eat the berries and spread the seed far and wide. Both vines are considered weeds but the berries are mighty colorful!

Possum Grape

Porcelain Vine

possum grape

possum grape

possum grape

possum grape

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