(Vitis rotundifolia)

This woody vine in the grape family is another plant that struggles to survive at Barefoot Beach. Inconspicuous flowers bloom in the spring and produce an edible black-purple berry after flowering. The berries are high in sugar and are delicious. Jellies, jams and wines can be made from the ripened grapes in late summer to early fall; sun drying the berries produces raisins. The fruit can also be used to make a blue dye.

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