May - July
0.5 - 40.0
Identification tip: Often confused with poison-ivy with which it often grows. Because young immature leaves often have only 3 leaflets (like poison-ivy) look for older leaves to make a positive identification. Only woody vine with palmately compound leaves. Branched tendrils with suction cups. Grape edible but peppery.
Grows in woods and on rocky banks, in open woodlands, on fences and the edge of forests throughout Louisiana and the eastern half of Texas.
Bottomland hardwood forests and moist upland hardwood and mixed hardwood-loblolly pine forests. Also found in pine forests and woodlands that are not adequately burned.