Other Common Names: Common Moonseed
Another Native Vine and Its Invasive Cousin
Local Native Vines
Native Vines in Our Yard
The first time I saw this vine was when we moved to Minnesota. It was growing at a Carver County park in a maple dominated woodland.
|Image: William S. Justice |
@ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Moonseed Vine has separate small white male and female flowers arranged in panicles. It flowers in early summer in Minnesota usually starting in June. The fruit is dark blue round and grape-like in appearance.
I only see this vine west of where I live. There is a distinct geological and ecological line just west of my house. I live in a more open or sparser Oak Woodland Brushland area, but just west is the Minnesota Big Woods with more maples and a denser woodland. Our soils are quite dry here (glacial outwash gravel), but west of our house they become more loamy where this vine seems to thrive.