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Muscadinia rotundifolia (Michaux) Small var. rotundifolia . Muscadine, Scuppernong. Phen: May-Jun; Aug-Oct. Hab: Dry upland forests (especially sandy or rocky), other forests, swamps, dunes, roadsides, thickets. Dist: DE west to s. WV, KY, and MO, south to FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Cultivars of this species are popular in the Southeastern United States as table grapes and the source of a distinctive wine.

Synonymy: = Weakley et al (2011); = Muscadinia rotundifolia (Michx.) Small – K4, S, S13; = Vitis rotundifolia Michx. – C, F, GW2, RAB, Tn, W, WV, Comeaux, Nesbitt, & Fantz (1987); = Vitis rotundifolia Michx. var. rotundifolia – FNA12, K1, K3, Moore (1991), Ward (2006b); < Vitis rotundifolia Michx. – Ar, Fl3, NcTx, Tat, Tx, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 5

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Scott Ward source CC-BY | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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