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Domestic Grape

Vitis vinifera (and related species)

Found: cultivated in many areas, also found in woods and growing on fence posts

Height: varies, it is a climbing vine

Leaves: lobed or rounded with tendrils opposite the leaves

Uses: Grape seeds contain chemicals known as oligomeric procyanidins, which are used commercially to make antioxidants. Microcirculatory problems (such as easy bruising and varicose veins) also respond well to treatment with grape seed extract.

Leaves of the grape vine
Grape vine tendrils