Plant Species of the Bright Angel Trail:
Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus vitacea

This species may have been planted at the Kolb Studio, since the only location cited in the 1987 Grand Canyon Flora is Havasu Canyon at 3200 feet elevation.

See Plant Guide to Bright Angel Trail for an introduction to this page, especially the Introduction To These Species Pages.

This page is just a shell to hold my photographs and reference information for now, so that readers can see the photographs and this taxon. The identification status, voucher info, and discussion of the species will be added in the future.


Identification status: .

From a SEINet search on 29 September 2007, there are vouchers of this species from the Coconino County portion of the Grand Canyon. The nearest are at: ; and . Note that there may be additional vouchers at other herbaria not available through SEINet.

First occurrence on Bright Angel Trail: mile 0.05, elevation 6818 feet (2078 m).

Number of plants along Trail: just one plant was found in a single location in September 2007, at the Kolb Studio.


From 5 September 2007, mile 0.05:

The Virginia creeper is behind the display board and the catnip, Nepeta cataria at its base:

From 14 September 2006, mile 0.05:


See Resources for Grand Canyon Flora for further information on most of these references. Entries in the second column are either the name used in that source or a page reference. The name is linked to online pages when available. If a given reference does not contain this taxon, the entry is either left blank or contains a hyphen.

Scientific NameParthenocissus vitacea
1987 Grand Canyon Flora NameParthenocissus vitacea
1987 Grand Canyon Flora page60
SEINet Image PageParthenocissus vitacea
USDA PlantsParthenocissus vitacea
Flora of North America
Jepson Manual for California treatmentParthenocissus vitacea
Jepson Manual illustration page-
Kearney and Peebles NameParthenocissus inserta
Kearney and Peebles Page #535
Vascular Plants of AZ name
Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page
Huisinga et al 2006 nameParthenocissus vitacea
Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers128-129
Epple NameParthenocissus inserta
Epple description page #148
Epple pix #849
McDougall 1964 nameParthenocissus inserta
McDougall 1964 page #150
Brian 2000 Name
Phillips 1979 name-
Phillips 1979 page #-
Stockert 1967 name-
Stockert 1967 page #-

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Last Update: 29 September 2007