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  Menispermum canadense L. image
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Family Menispermaceae
Menispermum canadense L.
Canadian moonseed, common moonseed
Menispermum: Greek menis for "moon" and spermum for "seed"
canadense: of or referring to Canada
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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
(Glossary)

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