One of about 30 American species or Wild vines with complete botanical name Vitis rupestris Scheele . It was first described in 1848 by the botanist Georg Heinrich Adolf Scheele (1808-1864), who is also immortalized in the name for this reason. Together with the two species Vitis acerifolia and Vitis riparia she forms the group Ripariae. It is also known as Rock Grape or Sand Grape , as well as Beach Grape, Bush Grape, Currant Grape, Ingar Grape, July Grape, Mountain Grape, Rock Grape, Sand Grape and Sugar Grape.
The vine is found mainly in the temperate, warm areas of the southwestern United States in treeless prairies. These are above all the states Arkansas. Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky. Louisiana. Mississippi. Missouri. New Mexico. Oklahoma. Tennessee and Texas, It is in contrast to other wild vines no climbing plant, has a high light and heat requirement and grows as a small bush mainly on dry sand, gravel and gravel soils along mountain rivers, as well as in dried river beds.