A woody climbing vine found growing wild in Arizona in moist canyons and roadsides at 3,000 to 7,000 feet elevation. Leaves are dark green and shiny with toothed edges. They are up to 4 inches long and 5 - 7 leaflets are joined together from a central spot. Flowers are small and greenish, growing in clusters at the tips of branches. Fruit is a black or blue-black berry to one-quarter inch wide.
Originally posted: Oct 20, 2014
Last updated: Oct 22, 2014