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Menispermum canadense L.
USDA Symbol: MECA3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A climbing vine with small, greenish-white flowers in small loose clusters in axils of large leaves; each leafstalk attached just inside leaf’s edge.
The poisonous fruit of this plant ripens in September and resembles whitish-powdered grapes. The fruit is highly toxic, may be fatal if eaten.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
, WV Canada: MB
, QC Native Habitat:
Woodland edges, thickets, and streambanks.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
is highly toxic, may be fatal if eaten. Warning:
Plant poisonous. The fruit
is highly toxic, may be fatal if eaten. Conspicuous Flowers:
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm
- Frenchtown, NJ
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-03
Research By: TWC Staff