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Fox Grape

Photograph of Michigan Wild Grapes (Vitis labrusca)", by Cody Hough, Wikimedia Commons. Vitis labrusca is the scientific name for the Fox Grape.Fox grape (Vitis labrusca) thrives in North Carolina's piedmont and mountain regions. One variety of fox grape, the Catawba, was apparently first found along the banks of Cane Creek south of Swannanoa in Buncombe County. Catawba wine also became a popular antebellum spirit well outside the South, fortifying Harriet Beecher Stowe in her literary campaign against slavery.


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Hough, Cody. "Michigan Wild Grapes (vitis labrusca)." Photograph. October 7, 2007. Wikimedia Commons. CC By-SA 3.0.




The picture show is of a porcelain berry vine, invasive species, not fox grape.


No, I grow a porcelain vine and mine does not look like that. Mine has purple and pink and blue fruit with tiny specks.


The picture shown is of a porcelain berry vine not a fox grape vine.


The photo is indeed NOT fox grape. The photo is as others have noted porcelain berry, an invasive introduced species, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata. The species is widespread in western NC. Fox grapes occurs there too. See and


yes! I agree with Zach! please change asap!

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