Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1400

Woody vine
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common (rare Piedmont & Mtns), primarily endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in pocosins, swamp forests, mountain bogs in southwest NC, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Bluish-black
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax laurifolia   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-02-010:
Smilax laurifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Bayvine