OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 17 taxa in the family Smilacaceae, Greenbrier family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Carrionflower, Bamboo-vine

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax pseudochina   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax pseudochina   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax tamnifolia 041-02-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, swamp forests, edges of pine savannas

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Midwestern Carrionflower

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax lasioneura   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax lasioneura   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

 

Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, hammocks, bluff forests, pine-oak hickory submesic forests and woodlands, rich beech-magnolia forests on lower slopes, perhaps only over mafic or calcareous rocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Carrionflower, Smooth Carrionflower

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax herbacea   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax herbacea   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax herbacea var. herbacea 041-02-002a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Moist deciduous forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Downy Carrionflower

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax herbacea var. pulverulenta 041-02-002b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry deciduous forests, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Biltmore Carrionflower

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Smilax biltmoreana   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax biltmoreana   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax ecirrhata var. biltmoreana 041-02-003a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dry forests (such as dry pine ridges and chestnut oak forests) and moist forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Huger's Carrionflower

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax hugeri   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax hugeri   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax ecirrhata var. hugeri 041-02-003b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Moist deciduous forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: upright carrionflower

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Smilax ecirrata   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Smilax ecirrhata   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

 

Habitat: Forests

Native north and west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Greenbrier, Common Catbrier, Bullbrier, Horsebrier

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax rotundifolia   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax rotundifolia   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax rotundifolia 041-02-004   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dry-mesic to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, swamps, pond margins, bluffs, flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stretchberry, Fringed Greenbrier, Catbrier, Tramp's Trouble

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax bona-nox var. bona-nox   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax bona-nox 041-02-005   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax bona-nox 041-02-005?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dunes, maritime thickets, maritime forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bristly Greenbrier, Hellfetter, Chinaroot, Chaneyroot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Smilax hispida var. hispida   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Smilax tamnoides   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax hispida 041-02-006   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland, riparian, and mesic upland forests, especially along brownwater rivers, and in other situations with relatively high pH and nutrients

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax glauca   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Smilax glauca   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax glauca 041-02-007   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides; uncommon in wetlands

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Greenbrier, Red-berried Swamp Smilax

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax walteri   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax walteri   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax walteri 041-02-008   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, bogs, wooded seeps, often where submersed for at least part of the year

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dune Greenbrier

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax auriculata   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax auriculata   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax auriculata 041-02-009   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dunes on barrier islands, maritime scrub and thickets, dry sandy openings in maritime forests or sandhills (northward, as in the Carolinas, limited to sites near the coast)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Laurel-leaf Greenbriar

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax laurifolia   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax laurifolia   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax laurifolia 041-02-010   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Pocosins, swamp forests, wooded seeps and bogs, swamps, and other wetlands, often with groundwater influence

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Jackson-brier, Unarmed Catbrier, Sweet-scented Smilax

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax smallii   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax smallii   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax smallii 041-02-011   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland and riparian forests, upland forests, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, wooded seeps, stream banks, roadsides

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Smilax, Sarsaparilla-vine

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax pumila   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax pumila   FAMILY: Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax pumila 041-02-012   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to dryish hammocks and bluffs, sandy forests along streams, northward primarily in maritime-influenced mainland forests

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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