Parthenocissus vitacea grape-woodbine; thicket creeper Vitaceae PAVI; R, fk;

Parthenocissus Kleinman.tendrils without expansive pads.

Parthenocissus vitacea. tendrils without expansive pads.Russ Kleinman. Wester New Mexico University.Plants of the Gila (Accessed 5/2014)

Parthenocissus vitacea is a woody vine much like P. quinquefolia. Tendrils short, few-branched, tips without expanded disks. 

Leaves alternate, long-stalked, blade palmately compound, leaflets 5, stalks none to 1.5 cm long, blades, 6-12 cm long, elliptic to widest above middle, tip pointed, base wedge-shaped, glossy green above, margins coarsely toothed. 

Flowers dull white, tiny, 5-parted; inflorescence axis forking at top of stalk, flowers in broad clusters. 

Fruit fleshy, dark blue with bloom, 0.6 cm, fruit stems often red, Sept.-Oct. Persistent into winter.

Wetland status: FACU. . 

Frequency in NYC: Apparently very infrequent but probably not differentiated from P. quinquefolia


Habitat: moist soil.