New England Grape
Vitis novae-angliae
Family- Viticeae, also includes Boston Ivy & Virginia Creeper

See also Summer Grape, (Vitis aestialis)


New England Grape are generally very lightly hairy or hairless.


Leaves: Alternate, Simple. Heart-shaped, Toothed, Green top,
Greenish-Yellow beneath, Reddish underside at hairy spots in young plants, but most lose hairiness of leaf and stem when mature or only maintain small patches of white hair

Stalk: Very shreddy bark

Tendrils: Forked, opposite most leaves

Flowers: Green, blooming June to July

Fruits: Glossy, purplish-back, seen in September

Location: Charles River woods & Sacchar Woods