The Carolina coralbead (Cocculus carolinus) belongs to the Menispermaceae family. It is a woody vine that is native to the southeast and midwest United States and Mexico. This herb grows in rocky woodlands and streamside thickets, disturbed areas, and can reach 5 m or more in length. The leaves are ovate or triangle-shaped. The male and female flowers are small and green, and bloom from June to August. The fruit is a fleshy, bright red, drupe, and in drooping, grape-like clusters, and appears from September to November. Each fruit has a single seed that resembles a small snail shell.