||Meadows, roadsides, disturbed soil
||Purple flowers 1/2″ wide made up of 5 pointed and swept back petals with a protruding yellow cone from the center of the blossom.
||Leaves usually have three lobes. The oval central lobe is large (1-4″) with 2 smaller lobes at the base of the leaf. These 2 lobes may be absent from leaves on the lower part of the stem.
||Stems are woody at the base and weak. They tend to twine and climb to heights of up to 12 feet. Fruit is an egg-shaped berry that hangs in clusters and are red when ripe. The immature (green) berries and foliage are poisonous.