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Riverbank grape is a vine climbing to 75 feet by means of tendrils.

Leaves are alternate, simple, 4–6 inches long, 3½–5 inches wide, egg-shaped to round, with two short side lobes that are pointed; leaf base rounded with a broad sinus (cleft between two lobes); margins coarsely toothed, lined with fine hairs; upper surface yellowish green, smooth; lower surface paler, hairy on the veins and in the vein axils.

Stems are smooth, slightly ridged; green, gray, or brown; tendrils are opposite leaves. On trunk, bark is reddish brown, shredding in thin strips.

Flowering is in May–June. Flowers are yellowish green, minute, numerous; male and female flowers in separate clusters on same plant; petals 5, dropping early. Clusters 1½–5 inches long, opposite a leaf on new stem growth.

Fruit matures in July–September. Fruit berries, purple to blue with a white, waxy coating, about ⅜ inch thick, sweet, edible, in drooping clusters 2–5 inches long. Stalks hairy.

Grape, Riverbank

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