PEPPERVINE (Ampelopsis arborea)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: PEPPERVINE (Ampelopsis arborea)

Fast growing, deciduous perennial with use as a ground cover or it can be trained to cover a trellis or fence. member of the grape family (Vitaceae). Can be aggressive, but is a big hit with pollinators, birds and mammals as both food source and shelter.

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/ampelopsis-arborea

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Ampelopsis

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=980

My take: http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/peppervine-benefits-wildlife/

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