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Moonseed Family
1 species
Common Moonseed
Order: Ranunculales
Family:  Menispermaceae (Moonseed family)
Genus: Menispermum
Species: Canadense
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Perennial - also known as Canadian Moonseed, Yellow
Parilla - fruit and leaves are similar to
Wild Grape but
Moonseed is poisonous - seeds shaped like crescent
moon - native to Canada
More Common Moonseed
Updated July 9 2011
More Common Moonseed
Common Moonseed - flower approx. 4 mm - fruit approx. 1 cm - leaves to 20 cm - vine to 4 m - Lower Don Valley (Leaside) - July 2010