summer grape Vitaceae Vitis aestivalis
Leaf:Alternate, simple, cordate, 4 to 6 inches long, toothed and often lobed, green above, red woolly hairs beneath.
Flower:Green, generally not showy, borne on panicles, appearing in late spring.
Fruit:An edible berry, 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter, occurring in clusters, usually dark blue or purple at maturity, often with a glaucous bloom, maturing in early fall.
Twig:Stems are mostly rounded, with rounded buds that have two bud scales; terminal bud is false; branching tendrils grow opposite the leaves, do not have adhesive tips and are generally absent every third node, woody partitions across pith at nodes.
Bark:Reddish brown, long splits develop with coarse peeling, narrow strips.
Form:A vine that climbs to 70 feet with its curly tendrils; it can smother tree canopies.