Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Vitis riparia
Rivervbank grape, Riverbank grape
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Vitis riparia praecox, Vitis riparia syrticola

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

  • Magnoliophyta

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:TRIPLICATE

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-woody, perennial

Roots: primary

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; serrate, lobed (pinnately), lobed (palmately) leaf margin; Palmate leaf venation; lanceolate, oval, orbicular and peltate leaf shape

Inflorescence: panicle

Flowers: perfect, unisexual, dioecious; 5 merous; incomplete, not sepals, regular; green

Fruit: berry

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed along roadsides.

ILPIN Notes: Early fruit is sour, but mild later. Species is found on gob piles in northern Illinois. Petioles are glabrous; larger fruit. Species is occasional to common. Species has glabrous petioles; small berries. Fruit is edible. Petioles are densely hairy.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] : yes
  • Showy Flowers: low

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

  • Food Value:
  • Cover Value:

Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 10
  • Chicago Area: 8

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