Vitis vinifera

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaVitaceaeVitisVitis vinifera


A perennial scrambling woody climber naturalised in hedges and scrub and along river banks, often as a garden escape or relic of cultivation, and occasionally as a casual on tips. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of S. & C. Europe, N. Africa and S.W. Asia, but limits of native range obscured by its spread in cultivation.

JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Barty-King (1997)
de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1990.  Flora dels Països Catalans, II. Crucíferes-Amarantàcies.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.
Vaughan JG, Geissler CA
1997.  The new Oxford Book of Food Plants.
Zohary D, Hopf M
2000.  Domestication of plants in the Old World, edn 3.