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Vitis labrusca (Fox grape)
Smith, R.W.

Vitis labrusca

Vitis labrusca L.

Fox Grape

Vitaceae (Grape Family)

Synonym(s): Vitis labrusca var. subedentata

USDA Symbol: vila8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems climbing, up to about 20 feet long.
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Purplish black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON
Native Habitat: Woodland,Forest Edge

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist


Fragrant Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vitis labrusca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vitis labrusca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vitis labrusca


Record Modified: 2023-01-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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