Fox Grape; Frost Grape
Vitis vulpina / Vitaceae
Vulpina means "Fox." These flowers will become small purple grapes in the fall if this Soldier Beetle is successful in pollinating them. The fruits are an important food source for many woodland animals, including foxes! I found this one blooming at the Three Bends Scenic Wildlife Area in Oak Ridge in early June.
Where seen:Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP