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Granite Basin Rd
Doug McMillan
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Granite Mtn - Tr 345
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. A sprawling, scrambling, branched and woody vine, with tendrils, often covering entire trees.
Identification notes: Woody vine; young twigs densely woolly, mature bark shreds in long strips; leaves alternate, simple heart-shaped; flowers appear opposite the leaves, tiny with 5 white petals; fruits black grapes.
Height: Varies     Width: Varies


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in canyons and along streams.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 2000 - 7500 feet


Flowers

Color: White    Shape: Regular in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - Jul
Description: Small white with 4 or 5 petals. Flowers are in loose clusters that are open and strongly branched.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Dark green   Type: Simple   Shape: Triangular   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Dark green, broadly heart-shaped, coarsely toothed to 6 inches long and 4-3/4 inches wide.


Fruit

Color: Purplish-black   Type: Berry-like   Description: Clusters of 1/4 inch waxy grapes.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Reddish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Shreddy or peeling   Bark and Branch Description: Shredding, peeling bark; clambers over rocks, shrubs and trees.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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