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GRAPE VINE

GRAPE-VINE

Vitis vinifera

Vine Family [Vitaceae]

Petal-less Flowers:
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Berries: berryZpossible  [if warm enough] grapes, edible, <2cmφ berryZgreen berryZred berryZblack
berry8aug berry8sep month8sept berry8oct berry8nov

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26th Aug 2016, Crosby, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Near Coastal Sand-dunes, habitation just 50 yards away. It is a woody species, or shrub if you like, which can climb with the help of tendrils to higher than 10m.


26th Aug 2016, Crosby, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
The leaves are either almost circular, or cordate (heart-shaped), or palm-shaped with 5 or 7 lobes; some looking not unlike those of Hop.


27th June 2010, garden wall, Adlington, Chorlery, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Possibly not a wild variety, this one on a garden wall with toothed-lobed leaves.


27th June 2010, garden wall, Adlington, Chorlery, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
All climb by means of tendrils, which in the case of Grape Vines, are branched


27th June 2010, garden wall, Adlington, Chorlery, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Three sets of branched tendrils here, which have not found anything to wrap around yet (the tendrils of Grape Vine lack the discs which can help some climbers to cling on to smooth walls).


27th June 2010, garden wall, Adlington, Chorlery, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
The tendrils will not wrap around something unless they can find something to wrap around.


Not to be semantically confused with : Oregon-Grape (Mahonia aquifolium, Grape-Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum, Garden Grape-Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum, Black-grape Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster ignotus), Garden Grape-Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum nor with Compact Grape-hyacinth (Muscari botryoides) [plants with similar names in differing families].

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

It is an archaeophyte which is grown in house gardens or cultivated on large scales, usually in the warmer South of England where it is usually warm enough for the fruits, grapes, to fully develop. It will be more hit and miss up on the Sefton Coast, probably more miss than hit, but the climate is warming at an ever increasing pace.

It can become naturalised in scrub, hedges or ,like a lot of plants, beside waste tips! It occurs scattered through the UK up to Central Scotland, beyond which it is probably too cold even for the fruitless plants to grow.


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(Grape-Vine)

GRAPE VINE

GRAPE-VINE

Vitis vinifera

Vine Family [Vitaceae]