Vitis riparia Michx.
Common Name: RIVER-BANK GRAPE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt W-Vine

Vitis riparia A. A. Reznicek

Lowland to upland forests, especially along borders; thickets, fencerows, river banks; shores and dunes.

Widespread and variable, some forms, especially those on dunes sometimes segregated as var. syrticola (Fernald & Wiegand) Fernald are more pubescent (Catling & Mitrow, 2005), but usually recognizable by the minutely ciliate sharp teeth and forward-pointing lobes on the leaf blades, which are longer than broad. The fruit is glaucous when ripe and sour until frost, but makes a good jelly.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Clinton County
Delta County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2807.