Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Northern Fox Grape
Vitis labrusca
Family: Vitaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

Mesic to wet woodland borders.

Species Description:
Woody vine.

Flowering Period: Early May to late July.
Fruiting Period: Early August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This grape species has branched tendrils and the bark is shreddy. The tendrils are present at 3 or more consecutive nodes. Leaves are reddish wooly on the lower side. The fruit a large, > 15 cm.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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