Parthenocissus tricuspidata is a woody vine. Tendrils short, many-branched, tipped with disks.
Leaves alternate, to 20 cm wide, 3-lobed, sometimes 3-parted on young plants, margins often red (Gargiullo pers. obs.) lobe-tips pointed, margins coarsely toothed, leaf base round-lobed.
Flowers greenish, small, inconspicuous, June-July.
Fruit fleshy, blue-black with waxy bloom to 0.8 cm, dispersed by birds, Sept.-Oct. China,
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Occasional.
Origin: Japan (Rehder 1986).
Habitat: Escaped from cultivation into forests, apparently shade tolerant.