Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1668

Woody vine
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in forests and woodlands, wet, moist, and dry, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Bisexual & unisexual
Radially symmetrical
Calyx usually unlobed
5 petals
5 stamens, abortive in pistillate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Vitales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vitis labrusca   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vitis labrusca   FAMILY Vitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 120-02-002:
Vitis labrusca   FAMILY Vitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fox Grape


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image of Vitis labrusca

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vila8_001_lvd

        

image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    jkm140614_908

June    Rabun County    GA

image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    jkm140614_908b

June    Rabun County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm090725_042

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    jkm090725_050

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

A dense matting of rusty, tawny to whitish, cobwebby hairs beneath, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    jkm090725_053

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

Few-fruited, berries 1.5-2.5cm in diameter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    jkm140724_065

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    jkm140724_067

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    s090725_076077

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

Leaves felty below, brownish hairs mostly concealing the leaf surface, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


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image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    s090725_757374

July    Jackson County    NC

Western Carolina University

Twigs bear tendrils at about every node, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Vitis labrusca

JK Marlow    jkm120804_316

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120804_318

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest