OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 3 taxa in the family Menispermaceae, Moonseed family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Moonseed, Coralbeads, Carolina Snailseed, Red Moonseed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Nephroia carolina   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cocculus carolinus   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cocculus carolinus 079-01-001   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry forests and thickets, especially where calcareous, also weedy in landscaped areas

Common (uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Moonseed, Yellow Parilla

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Menispermum canadense   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Menispermum canadense   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Menispermum canadense 079-02-001   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

 

Habitat: Moist nutrient-rich forests, especially on floodplains or lower slopes, less commonly in dry calcium-rich forests and woodlands

Common in NC Mountains & NC Piedmont, uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Cupseed, Lyonia-vine

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Calycocarpum lyonii   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Calycocarpum lyonii   FAMILY: Menispermaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic upland, riparian, and bottomland forests, stream banks, wet hammocks

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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