Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


927

Woody vine
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common in NC, uncommon in SC, rare in GA

Look for it in moist nutrient-rich forests, esp on floodplains or lower slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish
Unisexual
4-8 sepals
4-8 petals
12-24 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue/Bluish-black
Drupe cluster

 

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

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 (1968) 079-02-001:
Menispermum canadense   FAMILY Menispermaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Moonseed, Yellow Parilla


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_meca3_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_meca3_002_lhd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120330_218

March    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120424_476

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves peltate, ovate, 5-7 lobed or angled, whitish beneath, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm0305za_22

May    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

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JK Marlow    jkm070526_103

May    Henderson County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm110522_670

May    Greenville County    SC

Firefly Forest

Leaves palmately veined, lobed or not, petiole attached inside lower margin, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.


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JK Marlow    jkm110522_670b

May    Greenville County    SC

Firefly Forest

Panicles axillary, to 15cm long, loose. Flowers 4mm wide, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_m_canadense_moonseed

June        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmm_canadense

Month Unknown