Wild grapes

Vitis spp.

Life cycle

Perennial woody vines.

wild grape seedling
Young wild grape.


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

wild grape leaf
Wild grape leaf.


Wrapping, forked and arising opposite from the leaves.

wild grape tendril
Wrapping tendrils of wild grape.


Climbing, woody vines. Paper-like 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).

wild grape flower
Wild grape foliage and flowers.


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

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