USDA Symbol: meca3
USDA Native Status:
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Ovate , Reniform
Size Class: 12-36 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , ON , QC
Native Habitat: Woodland edges, thickets, and streambanks.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
BenefitUse Food: The fruit is highly toxic, may be fatal if eaten.
Warning: Plant poisonous. The fruit is highly toxic, may be fatal if eaten.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Menispermum canadense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Menispermum canadense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Menispermum canadense
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-07-03
Research By: TWC Staff