This vine has reddish-brown exfoliating bark. It is fast growing plant and long lived.
This plant is relished by songbirds, waterfowl, gamebirds and mammals. (Wildflower Center, LBJ)
Edible fruit - raw or dried for later use. Juicy and somewhat acid. (Facciola. S.) The taste is best after a frost. (Turner. N. J. and Szczawinski. A.) The fruit is about 6 - 12mm in diameter (Huxley. A.) and is carried in fairly large bunches. (Ken Fern)
A yellow dye is obtained from the fresh or dried leaves. (Grae. I.)
The flowers are powerfully scented of mignonette. (Genders. R.)
The fruit, leaves and sap are edible. The fruit can be eaten raw, or dried for later (raisins). It is juicy, somewhat acidic, and carried in large bunches. Like other grapes it tastes best after a frost. The young leaves can be wrapped around other food and baked, giving off a pleasant flavour. Young tendrils can be eaten cooked or raw. The sap, uncooked, can be harvested in the spring to make a sweet drink. (Plants For A Future)
Although not native there, this vine is now growing in NS and PEI. (Nature Serve)
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