The Green Leaf
You can tell a lot about a grape vine from its leaves. Among other things, according to the science of ampelography, you can often tell what grape variety it is, especially if you get to see what a bunch of grapes looks like as well. Most species have a distinctly shaped leaf and cluster. The color of the leaf will also tell you things about the nutritional state of the grapevine, with dark green indicating well hydrated, well nitrated vines, and lighter green indicating less nutrients (which is actually sometimes the desired state). I, unfortunately, don't know the magic of reading grape leaves, so I'll leave it to others to identify this one. -- Alder Yarrow
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