What Is Moonseed Vine – Common Moonseed Vine Information

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com What is moonseed vine? Also known as common moonseed vine or Canada moonseed, moonseed vine is a deciduous, climbing vine that produces heart-shaped leaves and dangling clusters of about 40 small, greenish-yellow blooms, each with a distinctive yellow stamen. Bloom time is late spring and early summer. Read on for more moonseed vine information. Moonseed Vine Information and Facts Common moonseed vine (Menispermum canadense) grows from an underground root system and travels quickly by suckers. In the wild, it is commonly found in moist, deciduous woods and sunny fence rows, riparian areas and rocky hillsides. Moonseed vine grows in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8. Flowers are replaced by clusters of deep purple berries, which somewhat resemble grapes. However, the fruit is mildly toxic and should not be eaten. Moonseed Vine Growing Conditions Although moonseed vine tolerates partial shade, it

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