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