Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1403

Climbing woody vine
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Uncommon (rare in Carolina Mountains, common GA Coastal Plain))

Look for it in bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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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:
Spring/Summer
Dull red
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Smilax smallii   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax smallii   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-02-011:
Smilax smallii   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Smilax maritima

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet-scented Smilax, Unarmed Catbrier, Jackson-brier