Feb. 14, 2020

summer grape, Vitis aestivalis

This image was in the same folder as yesterday's grass, and I couldn't resist. I really enjoy grape flower images. More than I do the real thing. Strange to feel like this isn't the real thing. In the wild, with the naked eye, grape flowers tend to look like uninteresting little bunches of fluff. You will probably find a blooming vine because of the aroma, before you spot any flowers. Grapes are wind pollinated, but Aeolus doesn't much care about aromas, so I suspect bugs also play a role. Summer grape grows in AL, AR, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME(E), MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, and ON. Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 6/16/14.