High climbing vine of rich woods; climbing by tendrils located opposite the leaves; leaves mostly unlobed to weakly lobed (tips pointing outward), green to yellowish-green beneath with at best sparse hairs, bluntly (not acutely) toothed on the margin; fruits purple-black and not glaucous.
Status and Rank
- State Status: T - Threatened (legally protected)
- State Rank: S1S2 - Rank is uncertain, ranging from critically imperiled to imperiled
- Global Rank: G5 - Secure
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Updated 05/08/2013. Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.
Little habitat data are available for this species, which is known from rich mesic forests in southwest Michigan.
Natural Community Types
Sugar maple, basswood, butternut, red oak, and northern white cedar.
The primary need for this species is a status survey. It is likely to occur in same habitats as other native grape species and should not be sought only in mesic forests.
General Survey Guidelines
Random meander search covers areas that appear likely to have rare taxa, based on habitat and the judgement of the investigator.
- Meander search
Survey Period: From first week of June to fourth week of August
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