OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis   FAMILY Smilacaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-005?:
Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier


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image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_smbo2_001_lvd

        

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_smbo2_004_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis   FAMILY Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-005?:
Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

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4308

Woody vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: dunes, maritime thickets, maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems usually armed with prickles

LEAVES:
Deciduous/Partially evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

Flowers in axillary umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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