Species Detail

Ampelopsis cordata
raccoon grapes


Scientific Name:  
Ampelopsis cordata
Common Name:  
raccoon grapes
Myaamia Name:  
mihsipakimini
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall
Habitats:  
Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Vine

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Ampelopsis cordata
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Description  a vine with grape-like leaves that is often mistaken for true grapes; Vitis spp.; which has berries that turn from green to shades or orange; rose; purple and finally turquoise; and is thus very ornamental. It is also a high climbing vine; growing up and covering the tops of the tallest trees in undisturbed forests
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  coon grape p. 816 & 1780 –
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown  mihsipakimi
Botanical Sources  
Ampelopsis cordata
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Related Sources  
Ampelopsis cordata
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   the word mishsipakimini literally means leaf berries; and Finely believed it meant coon grapes
No Reference Specified   leaf berries could indicate that this plant has the lleaves similar in morpohology to the true grape vine; while "sunshine bush" may indicate its habit; as a high climbing vine; even to the tops of the tallest trees in undisturbed forest