(Vitus rotundifolia )
Grape Family (Vitaceae)

Large, high growing vine with alternate, deciduous, round or heart-shaped leaves and greenish- brown, vertically grooved bark with tendrils for climbing.


Open woods.

Interesting Facts: 

Fruit commonly eaten raw or used to make jelly, jam and wine. Leaves and tendrils also edible. Leaves used to produce a yellow dye. Drinkable, watery sap from stem.

Dark purple or bronze berries .5 - 1” in diameter, occur small, loose clusters, ripen in late summer.
Small, greenish-white flowers appear in axillary panicles (clusters from a leaf bud) in late spring.
Wildlife value: 
The fruit and pollen are common food sources for birds, mammals and insects.
Bark and Tendrils
Leaf type: 
Wildlife value: 
Tree dimensions: 

Leaf length: 4.00-6.00 inches
Tree height: 0.00-90.00 feet

Where to find Muscadine on the Louisiana State Arboretum Trails:

PAW - Pawpaw Loop Trail 3.0

Refer to our Live Map to locate this species and its interpretative signage on the trail system.