Vitis rotundifolia Michx.
Muscadine, Scuppernong Grape
Vitaceae (Grape Family)
Synonym(s): Muscadinia rotundifolia
USDA Symbol: VIRO3
Muscadine is a vigorous, high-climbing or prostrate, deciduous vine, sometimes reaching lengths in excess of 90 ft. Large leaves are round and shiny with broad, blunt teeth. Shiny, purple-black to bronze berries ripen in Sept. and Oct. and fall promptly. The bark of this wild grape is not exfoliating.
The berries make good jelly.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Climber
Size Class: 72-100 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Distribution: FL to e. TX, n. to PA & MO
Native Habitat: Open woods
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: The berries make good jelly.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Vitis rotundifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vitis rotundifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vitis rotundifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff