Vitis vulpina - Frost Grape
Wild, old growth woody vine with (very sturdy) tendrils climbing and wrapping around hardwoods and pines in a mostly shaded mixed hardwood forest. Bark peels away easily from older sections of the vine. Clusters of purple to dark blue berries/fruits opposite leaves on stem. Leaves large (about the size of my hands) and somewhat heart shaped, smooth top surface, and very lightly lobed/serrated.
Wrapping around hardwoods and pines in a mostly shaded mixed hardwood forest.
''Vitis vulpina'' is a North American species of herbaceous perennial vines in the grape family. It is widespread across most of the eastern and central United States as well as the Canadian Province of Ontario.
The genus name ''Vitis'' comes from the Latin word for "vine" and the species name ''vulpina'' comes from the Latin word for "fox-like" or belonging to a fox. It is believed that foxes were attracted to this type of grapevine and Linnaeus, used the term ''vulpina'' to differentiate.. more