Carolina Snailseed

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Carolina Snailseed

Cocculus carolinus
Red-berry Moonseed, Coral-bead, Hierba del Ojo
1

6 feet
1

4feet
Southeastern and midwestern U.S.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Birds

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.

Maintenance

None needed in the native edge, but preventing its spread in ornamental gardens requires some diligent weeding.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
1-6' H, 1-4feet' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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