bipinnate, compound, tripinnate
green, white, yellow
June - October
1.0 - 40.0
The genus Ampelopsis is distinguished from other members of the grape family by stems which have a white pith that is continuous through the nodes and few tendrils. Only vine with alternate twice compound leaves. Dichotomously branched fruit cluster (Amphelopsis trait). Look alike: Clematis- compound but opposite leaves.
Most common in low woods and marshes. In prairies it is most common in areas colonized by trees, along fence rows, and in areas where birds can perch.
Wet or alluvial soil.