Vitis labrusca L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Vitis labrusca L.

  • Description

    Species Description - High-climbing vine; pith interrupted at the nodes by a diaphragm; tendrils or infls from 3 or more successive nodes; lvs firm, round-cordate, 1–2 dm, usually shallowly 3- lobed, shallowly serrate, the lower surface persistently covered by a dense tomentum, this reddish or rusty when young, sometimes later fading to ashy-gray; peduncles and twigs eventually glabrous; panicles ovoid, 4–8 cm; fr dark red to nearly black, 1–2 cm; 2n=38. Woods, roadsides, and thickets; Me. to s. Mich., s. to S.C. and Tenn. Ancestor of the Concord and many other cult. grapes, including many hybrids, these collectively called V. labruscana L. H. Bailey and occasionally found as waifs.

  • Common Names

    fox grape