A wild grape from Beth in SC

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this is a native grapevine, grandfather used to call it a Birdseye grape.

 

Hi Beth,

I’m sure that this can be called birdseye grape – it is usually called Summer Grape – Vitis aestivalis.  The deep leaf lobing is characteristic, but the leaves are sometimes only shallowly lobed.  The leaves are loosely thin-woolly, and the ripe grapes are edible.  The background looks like a wax myrtle shrub, by the way.

I hope this helps.

Sincerely,

 

Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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