Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC Mountains)

Look for it in moist to dry forests & thickets, especially where calcareous, also weedy in landscaping, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Leaves glabrous above, pubescent below; stems pubescent

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Unisexual
4-8 sepals
1-8 petals, or petals absent
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Red
Drupe cluster

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

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 (1968) 079-01-001:
Cocculus carolinus   FAMILY Menispermaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Epibaterium carolinum

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Moonseed, Coralbeads, Carolina Snailseed, Red Moonseed