Leaves, deeply and obtusely 3 to 5-lobed, softly downy with rusty wool when young, broadly toothed, on short petioles. Fruit, a pleasantly flavored, small berry, ripe in September. Flowers in May and June.

This species may at once be known by the omission of the tendril opposite every third leaf. Thickets, from New Hampshire to Florida and westward to Kansas and Texas.