California wild grape, Vitis californica Benth., native
- a dicot in the Vitaceae family -


California wild grape climbs 50 feet up into the canopy of the valley oaks forming strange undulating forms in the riparian forest
Common in forest and woodland trails at Kaweah Oaks Preserve
Grapes ripen later than commercial varieties - providing late fall
and winter food for all our resident creatures and winter visitors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

grapes are ripe in late August and SeptemberThe grapes are small but very sweet,
especially on Rose Way.
 
 
 

The Grape Leaf Roller or Desmia funeralis is in there, somewhere!
What's this?? Unroll one and see.
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