Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, widespread elsewhere in North America.
Habitat: Wooded areas at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Evergreen, shrubby vine, climbing to as much as 30 m., stellate-puberulent throughout.
Leaves alternate, leathery, long-petiolate, the blades broadly ovate to triangular, acuminate, entire to deeply 3- to 5-lobed, 4-10 cm. long.
Inflorescence of several racemose, globose umbels; pedicels 5-15 mm. long; flowers perfect, 5-7 mm. long; sepals minute; petals 5, greenish, somewhat fleshy; stamens 5; ovary inferior, 5-celled, but style single.
Berry deep bluish-black, 6-9 mm. long.