Vitis labrusca
fox grape

Vitis labrusca
GFDL, Sten Porse
Britton & Brown Line Drawing
Botanical name: Vitis labrusca
Common name: fox grape
Group: dicot
Family: Vitaceae
Growth type: vine
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: climbing vine
Foliage: leaves broad, heart-shaped at base; climbing vine
Flower: small, greenish
Flowering time: blooms late May to July; fruits early September to October
Habitat: rich, usually wet ground of woods, shaded edges, streambanks, roadsides
Range in New Jersey: statewide outside the central Pine Barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. similar to V. aestivalis but leaves have heavy, tawny or rusty wool beneath, tendrils at almost every node; usually three shallow lobes It is the source of numerous grape cultivars, including Concord grape. See our article on Vitis labrusca, aphids, and European wines.