Cissus trifoliata (L.) L.

Cow-itch Vine, Sorrelvine, Grape Ivy, Arizona grape Ivy, Possum Grape

Cissus acida

Cissus acida (= syn.)

Family: Vitaceae

Genus: Cissus

Category: Vine - Evergreen

Zones: 5b to 9

Size: To 15' tall

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Semievergreen. Thick fleshy leaves smell bad when crushed, to 3.5" long, 3 lobes or leaflets. Climbs with tendrils. Small green-white flowers in clusters followed by green fruit which turns black as it ripens.


Published in Syst. Nat., ed. 10 2: 897 in 1759.

Basionym Sicyos trifoliatus L.

Synonym Cissus acida L. - also published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 14 t. 33 in 1797.

Native to the US.


My Experience: 

Avaliable at Plant Delights.

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