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Moonseed Vine

Cocculus diversifolius

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Vines
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Partial shade
Pollinators Bees
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
10-10' × 10-20'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season May-August
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range -10 °F
Leaf Description Alternate, shaped like a lancehead (lanceolate) or arrowhead
Fruit Berries
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Elevation Range 3500-5000 ft.
Description In the United States this soecies is found only in Texas and extreme southern Arizona in Pima and Santa Cruz counties. This vine is found in oak or mesquite woodland winding its way up the trees and hanging down. In a landscape this vine would do well planted under trees, but can grow up a fence or wall if trellised. The growth tips of the vine get covered in tiny white flowers followed by a cluster of berries, however, plants are dioecious with pollen producing and fruit bearing flowers on seperate individuals. Alternate arroworhead shaped leaves and aggressive growth habit are trademarks of this species.