OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Smilax pulverulenta

INCLUDED WITHIN Phylogeography of North American herbaceous Smilax (Smilacaceae) (Li et al., 2013)
Smilax herbacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-002b:
Smilax herbacea var. pulverulenta   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Smilax herbacea var. pulverulenta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nemexia pulverulenta

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Carrionflower


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Smilax pulverulenta

INCLUDED WITHIN Phylogeography of North American herbaceous Smilax (Smilacaceae) (Li et al., 2013)
Smilax herbacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-002b:
Smilax herbacea var. pulverulenta   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Smilax herbacea var. pulverulenta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nemexia pulverulenta

 

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2108

Herbaceous vine (with tendrils)
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Moist to dry deciduous forests, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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