Vitis aestivalis
summer grape

Vitis aestivalis
Vitis aestivalis
Botanical name: Vitis aestivalis
Common name: summer grape
Group: dicot
Family: Vitaceae
Growth type: vine
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: high climbing vine
Foliage: leaves broad, heart shaped; high climbing vine
Flower: small, greenish
Flowering time: blooms late May to July; fruits early September to October
Habitat: open, usually moist shaded ground of woods, edges, streamsides, roadsides
Range in New Jersey: statewide but rare in the Pine barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Similar to V. labrusca but there are not tendrils with every leaf; leaves are often 3 to 5 lobes rather than the 3 of  labrusca, and are more deeply lobed, light wool beneath rather than heavy like labrusca.