PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Porcelain Berry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Ampelopsis brevipedunculata / Vitaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS: sun/partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

 

RAW/COOK

Summer

Stalk/Stem

 

RAW/COOK

Summer

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

not good raw

RAW/COOK

Fall

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Related to grapes. Leaf buds - cooked. Leaves and stems - cooked. Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is 6 - 8mm in diameter and is carried in small bunches like grapes.

 

CAUTION:  Fruit not very palatable raw.(1) Unfortunate after taste.

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Antiphlogistic;  Depurative;  Febrifuge. The fresh fruits, roots and leaves are antiphlogistic, depurative and febrifuge. Resolves clots. It is used externally in the treatment of boils, abscesses and ulcers, traumatic bruises and aches.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: basketry

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ampelopsis+brevipedunculata
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelopsis_glandulosa_var._brevipedunculata