Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Menispermum canadense L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton
Family Menispermaceae
Menispermum canadense L.
Canadian moonseed, common moonseed
Menispermum: Greek menis for "moon" and spermum for "seed"
canadense: of or referring to Canada
Hazardous hazard symbol- click for definition
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
Google Dot Maps
Status: Native
Plant: perennial, 6'-10' tall, twining, woody vine
Flower: white, tiny, 6-9-parted, sepals longer than the petals; inflorescence a branched, dense, cluster; blooms June-July
Fruit:blue/black, rounded, fleshy, 1/4" berry
Leaf:alternate, on thin stalks, broadly oval with 3 shallow lobes
Habitat: moist; woods, thickets

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Menispermum list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
There are no synonyms for this taxon.

Botany News/Events
Book We Recommend
Historical Botanists
Other Links
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (off site)
UW-Stevens Point Biology Dept.
Plants of Wisconsin
Vascular Plants
Natural Communities
Botany News/Events
Other Links
Lichens (off site)   
Tom Volk's Fungi (off site)
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
                          Vascular Plants
Browse by Identification Guides
Family Wildflowers
Genus Trees
Common Names Shrubs
Search by Vines
Names Aquatic-Semi aquatic
Specimens Ferns - Fern Allies
Blooming Times Grasses, Sedges, or Rushes
County & Status Other Resources  
Town Range Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  WI Checklist & CofC Values
Browse by:
Common Name
Search by:
Copyright 2012 Permissions Contact Us Web Map