Stem. - Woody, climbing. Leaves. - Three to seven-angled or lobed, their stalks fastened near the edge of the lower surface. Flowers. - White or yellowish, in small loose clusters, unisexual. Calyx. - Of four to eight sepals. Corolla. - Of six to eight short petals. Stamens and Pistils. - Occurring on different plants. Fruit. - Berry-like, black, with a bloom.
Clambering over the thickets which line the streams, we notice in September the lobed or angled leaves and black berries of the moonseed, the small white or yellowish flowers of which were, perhaps, overlooked in June.