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Vitis californica 'Roger's Red', photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic
Vitis californica 'Roger's Red', photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic

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Vitis californica

California Wild Grape
Vitaceae
Deciduous, Vines, Decorative fruit or berries

FromCalifornia and Oregon. To 30 ft.,with 2–4-in. leaves that emergegrayish, mature to green, andturn red or yellow in autumn.‘Roger’s Red’ holds its gray-greenleaf color all summer,turns brilliant red in fall. ‘WalkerRidge’, to 6–10 ft., has brilliantred and orange fall color. V.girdiana is a nearly identicalspecies native to Southern California.Plants grow naturallyalong rivers and streams butare well adapted to periods ofdrought. A variety of wild animalsuse this plant for food andcover; bees favor the flowers.

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