Plant - summer
Lynx Creek Near Highlands Center
Sue Smith
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Plant - summer
Lynx Creek Near Highlands Center
Sue Smith
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Lynx Creek Near Highlands Center
Sue Smith
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Leaves
Lynx Creek Near Highlands Center
Sue Smith
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Plant - summer
Granite Lake Basin
Marv Mazur
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Lynx Creek Near Highlands Center
Sue Smith
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Young plants
Inlet Area of Lynx Lake
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. A woody vine with no aerial root; high climbing or trailing, rambling casually over bushes, trees and fences. It climbs using thin tendrils with 2 to 4 branches that have non-adhesive tips.
Identification notes: Vine with slender coiled 3 to 12 branched tendrils. Leaves and stems smooth. Leaves palmately compound on stems to 6 inches long with 5 to 7 toothed, oblong leaflets. Sepals form a shallowly lobed cup, petals and stamens 5 per flower. Fruit a black berry.
Height: Up to 30 feet     Width: Up to 30 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in moist canyons, woods and thickets along stream beds.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 3000 - 7000 feet


Flowers

Color: Greenish to reddish   Shape: Inconspicuous in clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Sep
Description: Flowers are small and greenish to reddish-green, arranged in clusters without a main central axis; sepals form a shallowly 5-lobed cup shape; 5 petals per tiny flower.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Palmate   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Leaves alternate on stalks about as long as the blades; leaves palmately compound with 5 leaflets (rarely 6); leaflets oblong to oval, margins coarsely toothed. Upper leaflet surface dark green and shiny; lower surface paler green with downy hairs.


Fruit

Color: Bluish-black   Type: Berry-like   Description: Small (1/4 inch), bluish-black berries form bunches in fall and remain on the vine into winter.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Grayish-brown, reddish, brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Woody stems are reddish to brownish when young, but become grayish-brown and somewhat fissured with age.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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