Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_smilax_hugeri_2
Flowers yellowish-green, foul-smelling, in round umbels from leaf axils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmshugeri_johncr1
Leaves usually thin, few, usually 4-8, usually clustered near stem summit, per Weakley's Flora.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmshugeri_johncr2
Leaves pubescent beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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.