Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 3 taxa in the family Menispermaceae, Moonseed family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Moonseed, Coralbeads, Carolina Snailseed, Red Moonseed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cocculus carolinus   FAMILY: Menispermaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cocculus carolinus   FAMILY: Menispermaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cocculus carolinus 079-01-001   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests & thickets, especially where calcareous, also weedy in landscaping

Common (uncommon in NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Moonseed, Yellow Parilla
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Menispermum canadense   FAMILY: Menispermaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Menispermum canadense   FAMILY: Menispermaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Menispermum canadense 079-02-001   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

 

Look for it in moist nutrient-rich forests, esp on floodplains or lower slopes

Common in NC, uncommon in SC, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cupseed, Lyonia-vine
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Calycocarpum lyonii   FAMILY: Menispermaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Calycocarpum lyonii   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

 

Look for it in floodplain forests, wet hammocks

Rare in GA & SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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