Vitis (species), Grape

Size: vine, 30' average length at maturity

Buds:visible above slightly raised leaf scars

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, from 2.5-12" long and wide (depending on species), simple, roundish or with as many as 7 lobes, tips usually acute, often coarsely dentate, usually dark green above, lighter yellow-green or silvery underside, fall color can include reds, scarlets, purples, and yellows

Twigs: vines climbing by curling tendrils that lack adhesive discs

Flowers: dioecious, with some plants bearing a few perfect flower, in panicles opposite leaves

Fruit: varying in size, edible but not always enjoyable

Bark: dark brown, exfoliating in long strips or shreds on older wood