Vitis arizonica

Common Name: Canyon Grape
Oˊodham Name: U:ḍwis   (U:dtwis)  Audio
Group: Succulents - Desert, Desert Grassland, Madrean Woodland

Vitis arizonica is a vine that twines through the branches of small tree and shrubs in the Upland subdivision of the Sonoran Desert. Its large leaves appear during the Monsoon, after which small clusters of grapes appear. It grows in moist canyons and similar locations at elevations of 2000 to 7000 ft.

entire plant
lead and tendrils

Kingdom Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rhamnales
Family Vitaceae - Grape family
Genus Vitis L. - grape
Species Vitis arizonica Engelm. - canyon grape
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USDA Plant Profile and Map

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