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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (creeper; porcelainberry; Amur peppervine; Wild grape)

Synonyms: Ampelopsis brevipedunculata maximowiczii; Ampelopsis heterophylla

Invasive Species

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata is a deciduous, climbing vine of the grape family. It is a hardy species that can adapt to a variety of environmental conditions, growing especially well in moist soils exposed to full sunlight or partial shade. It is however drought-tolerant and adaptable to poor soils of varying pH. In spite of its aggressiveness, it continues to be spread via the horticultural trade. Birds and other small mammals disperse its seeds, and evidence exists that water acts as a secondary method of dispersal.
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Height [2]  66 feet (20 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Monoecious
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [2]  Vine
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Bolshekhekhtsirsky Zapovednik Ia 112282 Khabarovsk, Russia
Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve V 619089 Jilin, China  
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States
George Washington Memorial Parkway V   Virginia, United States
Kedrovaya Pad Zapovednik Ia 44224 Primorsky Krai , Russia
Morristown National Historical Park VI 1677 New Jersey, United States
Prince William Forest Park 19378 District of Columbia, United States
Ussuriysky Zapovednik Ia 99910 Primorsky Krai , Russia


Deidamia inscriptum (Lettered Sphinx)[4]
Eumorpha achemon (Achemon sphinx moth)[4]
Nokona purpurea[4]
Nokona regalis[4]
Thinopteryx crocoptera[4]


Pollinated by 
Andrena brevihirtiscopa[5]
Eurystylus coelestialium[5]
Hylaeus globula[5]
Psychostrophia melanargia[5]
Vespa simillima (Yellow hornet)[5]


North America;



Species recognized by Kartesz J., 29-Aug-2012, ITIS Regional: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 5Kato, M., T. Makutani, T. Inoue, and T. Itino. 1990. Insect-flower relationship in the primary beech forest of Ashu, Kyoto: an overview of the flowering phenology and seasonal pattern of insect visits. Contr. Biol. Lab. Kyoto Univ. 27:309-375.
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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