Common Names: Porcelain berry, Amur peppervine, wild grape, creeper
Sub-category: Grape family
An ornamental plant, native to temperate areas of Asia, but widely cultivated despite knowledge of its invasiveness. It is a major invasive plant species in parts of the Eastern United States. A deciduous, woody, perennial climbing vine with flowers and tendrils opposite the palmately lobed leaves. The leaves are white-shiny underneath with a coarsely toothed margin. Porcelain berry climbs via tendrils to a height of 4 to 6 m. Flowers are small, green-white, born in umbels opposite the leaves. Fruits are 4 to 8 mm in diameter, circular, containing 2 to 4 seeds, and may be many colors including green, blue, purple, pink or yellow with black or brown speckles; many different colors are present on the same plant.
Often found in disturbed areas such as roadsides, old fields, and floodplains where sunlight is abundant. Flowers appear in June through August.
Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: Green