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 Weakley's Flora.

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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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"Whoever the men were who designed the geographical biscuit cutter which sliced out the Old North State, they succeeded so well botanically that one might think of them as possessed with less political sense than vegetational acumen." — B.W. Wells, The Natural Gardens of North Carolina