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Arizona Grape

Name (also Canyon Grape) for the vine species Vitis arizonica; see there.

One of about 30 American species or wild vines with the complete botanical name Vitis arizonica Engelm, first described around 1868. The German-American botanist Georg Engelmann (1809-1884) was honoured in its name. Trivial synonyms are Arizona Grape, Canyon Grape and Dawny Canyon Grape. The assumption that this is a natural hybrid has not been confirmed. The vine loves damp, permeable sandy soils and is found mainly in the southwest of the USA in the states of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah, as well as in...

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