Vitis girdiana Vitis girdiana Vitis girdiana
Common Name Southern California Grape, Desert Wild Grape
Latin Name Vitis girdiana
Family Vitaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones  
Type / Form Vine / Large
Native Habitat Southern California from 0 to 4,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, moist or dry
Water Twice per month
Exposure Full to part sun
Height X Width Maximum 9 feet X 30 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green hairy deciduous leaves
Flowers White flowers in spring, blue fruit in summer, ground cover
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seed or cuttings
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosionn control, ground cover, espalier, ow maintenance, backgrou
Garden Suitability Thornless, Butterfly, Songbird, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value White flowers in spring, blue fruit in summer, ground cover, barrier
Nature Value Flowers attract nectar loving insects, wildlife eat fruit
Native American Uses Grapes eaten raw or cooked, grapes cooked in stews, dried into raisins, made into wine, young tendrils eaten
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=8322
    Images and data http://www.nativegrow.com/pdf/vitis_girdiana.pdf
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitis_girdiana
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VIGI2
    Images and data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Vitis+girdiana
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?7862,7865,7867
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/vitis-girdiana
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Vitis+girdiana
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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