Leaves, shiny on both sides, rather small, not lobed, roundish in outline, widely and deeply toothed, 2 to 3 inches across. Bark, not loose and torn. Tendrils, not forked. Panicles of flowers, small, thickly flowered. Fruit, with thick, tough skin, large, round, black, without a bloom, musky in taste, ripening early in autumn. Blossoms in May.

The Scuppernong grape is derived from this species. River-banks, in moist, sandy soil, Maryland to Florida and westward.