Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1398

Woody vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in a wide variety of upland and wetland habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Partially evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/Brownish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Bluish-black
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Smilax glauca   FAMILY Smilacaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax glauca   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-02-007:
Smilax glauca   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier