Cocculus carolinea



Snailseed is a common thornless vine in the Moonseed Family. Its fruit is a brilliant red berry that measures .25 inches in diameter. It is found only on the female plants in loose clusters in the fall.

Snailseed's simple leaves are shaped similar to that of Greenbriar; they are heart-shaped and dark green. On the top, the leaves are dark green and smooth and on the bottom they are paler with dense hair.

The berries provide a valuable food source to many species of birds.


Snailseed is commonly found growing on fences and trees throughout most of Texas.