Friday, June 20, 2014

Vitis aestivalis - Summer Grape

General Information
Common Name Summer Grape
Scientific Name Vitis aestivalis
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 15 - 20 m (50 - 66 ft)
Spread 8 -15 m (26 - 50 ft)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Spring
Color Green,
Flower Color Green
Type Creepers & Climbers
Native United States, Europe
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order/ Rhamnales
Family Vitaceae – Grape family
Genus Vitis L. – Grape
Species V. aestivalis

Vitis aestivalis - Summer Grape
Vitis aestivalis common name is Summer Grape. It is a species of grape native to eastern North America. It is a vigorous vine. It is growing to 15-20 m (50-66 ft) or more high in trees. The leaves are 7–20 cm long, arraigned alternately, sub orbicular, and usually a little broader than long; they are variable in shape, from unloved to deeply three- or five-lobed, green above, and densely hairy below. It blooms green flowers in late spring. The flowers are produced in a dense panicle 5–15 cm long. The fruit is a small grape 5–14 mm diameter, dark purple or black in color. The fruits are very testy. The dried fruits are eaten as snacks or used in baked goods. The fruits also used to produce refreshing drinks. It is the official state grape of Missouri. More than 80 species of birds and animals eat summer grape berries. Although it is plant for fruits but some it is also plants as a ornamental plant in the people’s garden and home. 

Leaves of Summer Grape

Vitis aestivalis Young Plant

Flowers of  Summer Grape

Green Fruits of Summer Grape

Vitis aestivalis - Summer Grape : Fruits

Vitis aestivalis - Summer Grape Fruits

Leaves of Summer Grape

Bark of Summer Grape

Vitis aestivalis - Summer Grape

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