One of about 30 American species or wild vines with the full botanical name Vitis riparia Michx. It was first described and catalogued in 1802 by the French botanist André Michaux (1746-1802), who for this reason is immortalised in the botanical name. Together with the two species Vitis acerifolia and Vitis rupestris it forms the group Ripariae. Trivial synonyms include Bermuda Wine, Scented Grape, Frost Grape, Riverbank Grape, Riparian Grape, Vid Americana and Videira Americana. Vitis riparia is the most common wild vine species of all Vitis species in North America and is found mainly in southern Canada and most of the states of the United States, except the southernmost.
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