Cocculus carolinus (L.) DC. - Carolina Moonseed
Family - Menispermaceae
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Flowering - July - August.
Habitat - Rocky open woods, limestone glades, thickets along streams and ponds, moist ground, fence rows, roadsides.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This popular species can be found mainly in the southern 1/3 of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify because of its hastate to pandurate leaves and big red fruits. The fruits have seeds which resemble a 3/4 moon.
Photographs taken along the shores of the Current River, Shannon County, MO., 7-24-04.