Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1896

Herbaceous vine
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic to the Atlantic Coastal Plain

Look for it in pocosins, swamp forests, edges of pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax pseudochina   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-02-001:
Smilax tamnifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Carrionflower, Bamboo-vine