Calycocarpum lyoni (Pursh) Gray - Cupseed

Calycocarpum lyoni plant

Family - Menispermaceae

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Calycocarpum lyoni stem

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Calycocarpum lyoni leaves

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Calycocarpum lyoni inflorescence

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Calycocarpum lyoni flowerFlower close-up.

Flowering - May - June.

Habitat - Low rich woods, wet thickets, borders of fields.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This vine can be found in the southern half of the state. The plant has a few look-a-likes and can be somewhat difficult to identify in the field unless it is in flower. The fruits of the plant are also very distinctive as they are black and shaped like a curved scoop. The leaves of this species are very thin and wilt as soon as they are picked or hit by hot, direct sunlight.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-24-04.