The muscadine vines are now flowering. Some muscadines vines are dioecious, meaning they have only male or female flowers. However, many of the common cultivars have perfect flowers (both male and female parts — also termed hermaphroditic). In the first photo below, we see that the flower cluster is in various morphological stages.
The next photo shows an inflorescence that is in the last stages of anthesis. In fact, some of the flowers have been fertilized and the beginnings of berries can be seen. The pistil (female flower part) and stamens (male flower part) can both been seen clearly as well.
Unlike Euvitis bunch grapes, both wind and insects play a role in the pollination process. The resulting fruit will be a loose cluster in which the berries abscise and fall to the ground when ripe. I will continue to follow the fruit morphology throughout the season and post it here.