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Common Moonseed Vine

Menispermum canadense L.

Menispermaceae (Moonseed Family)

▲ vine climbing on other vine

▲ vine climbing on trellis

 

▲▼ leaves

 

▲ flowers

 

▲ slender, twining stems 

Common Moonseed Vine

         Native perennial vine that sprouts each year from a large, tuberous root

         Stems are green to brown and climb by twining around objects

         Leaves are alternate, thin, rounded with 3-5 lobes

         Flowers are tiny, white, in axillary racemes

         Fruit is a small, grape-like blue-black berry; seeds are crescent shaped and poisonous

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