Wild grapes (Vitis spp.)

WIld Grape Flowers

WIld Grape Flowers

Wild Grape Seedling

Wild Grape Seedling

Wild Grape Leaf

Wild Grape Leaf

Wild Grape Tendril

Wild Grape Tendril

Vitaceae (Grape family)

Life cycle

Perennial woody vines.

Leaves

Alternate, simple, often three-lobed with toothed margins and palmate veins.

Tendrils

Wrapping, forked and arising opposite from the leaves.

Stems

Climbing, woody vines. Paperlike bark shreds in strips. Young stems are green and turn brown with age.

Flowers and fruit

The green and yellow flowers occur in clusters and are relatively inconspicuous. Fruit are small, purple to black grapes (berries).

Reproduction

Seeds. Often dispersed by birds. Stems and stumps may resprout.