Menispermum Canadense (Yellow Parilla)

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Menispermum Canadense (Yellow Parilla)This plant has a perennial, horizontal, very long woody root, of a beautiful yellow color.  The stem is round and climbing, and about a foot in length The leaves are roundish, cordate, peltate, smooth, glaucous green above, paler below, entire, and four or five inches in diameter.  The flowers are in clusters, and are small and yellow.  The fruit, a drupe, is about the third of an inch in diameter, and one seeded.

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