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Cocculus carolinus

Cocculus carolinus
Carolina moonseed; snailseed
Common name Carolina moonseed; snailseed
Family menispermaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers greenish white (summer)
Size vine to 14'
Light sun-part shade

Deciduous woody vine native to a broad swath of the southeastern and lower midwestern US. It has distinctively shaped leaves, and produces insignificant flowers in mid-summer, followed by pea-sized red berries. It climbs by twining stems. The common names refer to the shape of the single seed contained in the berries. In our Texas garden, it arrived as a volunteer, and has not (yet) proven itself a nuisance – so I have not (yet) designated it as a weed.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right fence border

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