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Canada Moonseed Vine

Canada Moonseed Vine

Menispermum canadense 


A member of the Moonseed family, Menispermum takes off quickly once established. This unusual woody vine has broad, roundish, lobed shiny green leaves and will twine its way up a fence or thicket edge. Flowers are whitish-green, small & almost inconspicuous. The rootstock has been used as a tonic, alterative, diuretic, purgative and to treat gout. Spreads by runners aggressively, but useful in restoration and produces a quick vertical presence in the landscape. 

  • Characteristics

    Type: Vine

    Height: 6-12 Feet

    Blooms: Jun to July

    Bloom Colour: White

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full to Part Shade

    Soil: Moist, Sandy/Gravel & Loam/Oragnic Soil

    Habitat: Moist Woods & Thickets

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