- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Very Low
About This Plant
Sun/part shade. Snailseed is a deciduous vine with a tenacious habit. Ornamental qualities include abundant red berries in autumn; the coiled seeds resemble snails.
Snailseed is probably already present in any shaded area. It can be a difficult weed to control in the garden, entangling small plants. But consider leaving a patch on the chainlink if you need a tough native vine: the fruit is an excellent resource for alley wildlife, mockingbirds and cardinals.
None needed in the native edge, but preventing its spread in ornamental gardens requires some diligent weeding.
This plant goes well with
- Merremia dissecta
- Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba
- Passiflora foetida var. gossypifolia