Canadian Moonseed

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An illustration of “1, flowering branch of Menispermum Canadense; 2, a deeply lobed leaf; a, the male flower; b, the female flower; c, the pistils and a stamen; d, vertical section through on of the pistils; e, the fruit.” -Century, 1889 Menispermum canadense (Canadian Moonseed, Common Moonseed, or Yellow Parilla) is a flowering plant in the family Menispermaceae, native to eastern North America, from southern Canada south to northern Florida, and from the Atlantic coast west to South Dakota and Texas. It occurs in thickets, moist woods, and the banks of streams.


The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)


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