16d. Vitis cinerea (Engelmann) Millardet var. baileyana (Munson) Comeaux, Castanea. 52: 212. 1987.
Possum grape Possum grape
Vitis baileyana Munson, Vitis baileyana, . 1893
Branchlets slightly angled, sparsely arachnoid, becoming glabrate, not evidently hirtellous; nodes usually red-banded. Leaf blade apex acute to acuminate, abaxial surfaces glabrous or sparsely arachnoid, usually not, sometimes very sparsely, hirtellous. Berries slightly glaucous.
Flowering mid Jun–Jul; fruiting Jul–Oct. Moist soils, floodplains, lowland woods, stream and pond margins; 100–2000 m; Ala., Ga., Ind., Ky., Miss., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.
Variety baileyana is found in the Piedmont and mountains; it and var. floridana intergrade along the fall line between the Piedmont and coastal plain and may not be distinct.