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Supplejack (Berchemia scandens)

Supplejack, or Rattanvine, is a climbing, deciduous vine. The leaves are alternate with a finely toothed to smooth margin. The bark is gray to green and often mottled. In late spring, small, light green flowers mature. The vine produces a dark blue drupe that matures in late fall.


Fruits are high in calcium and are eaten by songbirds, small mammals, and some large mammals during the winter.

Plant Type Vine
Leaf Type Deciduous
Deer Resistance Moderate
Regions Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Light Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Wet, Moist
Bloom Times Spring
Seed Times Fall
Wildlife Value Fleshy Fruit
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