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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.<br />
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Habitat:<br />
Wrapping around hardwoods and pines in a mostly shaded mixed hardwood forest.<br />
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Habitat:<br />
Wrapping around hardwoods and pines in a mostly shaded mixed hardwood forest.<br />
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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.

Habitat:
Wrapping around hardwoods and pines in a mostly shaded mixed hardwood forest.

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.<br />
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Habitat:<br />
Wrapping around hardwoods and pines in a mostly shaded mixed hardwood forest.<br />
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    comments (6)

  1. First species in this order:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/plantae/angiosperms/eudicots/vitales

    Nice!
    Posted one year ago
    1. Awesome! This was one of my favorite findings on my land this past summer. I harvested a small portion of the grapes for storage, and we then made pie with them for Thanksgiving! They are absolutely delicious. Posted one year ago
      1. Now that's locally sourced! Posted one year ago
        1. That's what we are striving for, Ferdy! I love foraging for wild edibles, and we are working on going off-grid and turning our heavily wooded land into a permaculture food forest! Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    2. I am very surprised we didn't have any photos of the common grape vine. I found an old photo in my files. It's not the best one but it gives an idea. I'll try to take some better ones this summer. Posted one year ago
      1. Which just shows the value of old photos sitting in archives :) Posted one year ago

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''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

Similar species: Vitales
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jan 5, 2018. Captured Aug 27, 2017 10:09 in 233 Hopewell Dr, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm