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Description: Tuberous rooted herbaceous twining climber to 3m long with slender stems and branches bearing peltate (umbrella-like) triangular- rotund thin textured leaves to 9 cm across with prominent venation, somewhat nasturtium like, but pale green on long petioles to 7 cm long that also twine. With separate male and female axillary congested clusters of tiny yellowish flowers borne late spring-summer followed by flattened green maturing bright red fruit, containing the crescent-shaped 'moon-seed' this group of climbers are named after. Best grown in sun-part shade in any fertile retentive but well drained soil.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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