Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2335

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Rare

Look for it in moist deciduous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, whorl-like cluster of 4-8 leaves near stem summit

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary
Flowers in spherical umbels from leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax hugeri   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-02-003b:
Smilax ecirrhata var. hugeri   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Huger's Carrionflower


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image of Smilax hugeri

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_smilax_hugeri_2

April        

Flowers yellowish-green, foul-smelling, in round umbels from leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Smilax hugeri

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_smilax_hugeri_3

April        

image of Smilax hugeri

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmshugeri_johncr1

May        

Leaves usually thin, few, usually 4-8, usually clustered near stem summit, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Smilax hugeri

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmshugeri_johncr2

May        

Leaves pubescent beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Smilax hugeri

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmshugeri_wos1

May    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Plants erect [not vine-like, climbing or sprawling], lacking prickles, per Weakley's Flora.