muscadine grape Vitaceae Vitis rotundifolia Michx. Listen to the Latin symbol: VIRO3 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, cordate to orbicular, coarsely serrated, may be 3 lobed, 4 to 6 inches long, green above, hairless greenish yellow below.
Flower: Small, greenish-white appearing in axillary panicles in late spring.
Fruit: Large, 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter, thick skinned berry, dark purple or bronze when ripe in late summer, occur in small loose, clusters.
Twig: Moderately stout, slightly angles, numerous lenticels, unbranched tendrils appear opposite the leaves, pith continuous through the nodes.
Bark: Smooth, dark greenish brown, later developing vertical grooves.
Form: High climbing vine with tendrils.

Looks like: summer grape
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Additional Range Information:
Vitis rotundifolia is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting muscadine grape.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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