Chocolate Vine Akebia quinata (Houttuyn) DecaisneNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Fiveleaf Akebia.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Ranunculales   >   Family Lardizabalaceae   >   Genus Akebia   

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Chocolate Vine was introduced from eastern Asia and is considered a threat to native plants.

There are 38 records in the project database.

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Chocolate Vine blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/20/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/31/2019). Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Harford Co., Maryland (5/25/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/2/2019). (c) Charlie Davis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Charlie Davis. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Harford Co., Maryland (3/21/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/20/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/20/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in early winter in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/17/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/1/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/8/2017). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/28/2019). (c) laurabankey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by laurabankey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/4/2018). (c) Charlie Davis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Charlie Davis. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/28/2019). (c) laurabankey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by laurabankey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Emergent Chocolate Vine vegetation in Harford Co., Maryland (3/24/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Chocolate Vine in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/28/2019). (c) laurabankey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by laurabankey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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