Illustrated from a specimen found in Sabino Canyon, Sta. Catalina Mts., Pima County, Arizona, USA.
VINE: The vines will be found rambling up into trees and shrubs in
sycamore woodlands. Forked tendrils help this climber up.
Vitaceae -- Grape Vine Family
The grapes, together with the tough seeds inside, are avidly eaten by many kinds of birds. Later, the seeds will be passed in their feces and thereby be dispersed. The leaves are fed upon by a variety of insects including the grape leaf skeletonizer. Piercing-sucking insects such as leafhoppers take sap from growing stems. Follow the thumb links below for more information about each animal:
The Flora of Arizona's Sycamore Canyons