OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Carrionflower


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

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

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 the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

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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