Smilax illinoensis Mangaly
Family: Smilacaceae
Illinois carrion-flower,  more...
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Smilax: Greek for "clasping"
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 3' tall forb, no prickles
Leaves: more than 10 evenly distributed along the stem, many with tendrils, parallel veins; narrowly oval rounding to a short point and a rounded to truncated base; stalks equal to or longer than the blade
Flowers: green to yellowish, 6-parted; inflorescence with 10-50 flowers in the 3-10 ball-like, long stalked umbels usually held below the leaves
Fruits: berry
Habitat: woods
Conservation Status: Native
Smilax illinoensis image
Merel R. Black  
Smilax illinoensis image
Merel R. Black  
Smilax illinoensis image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Smilax illinoensis image
Smilax illinoensis image
Smilax illinoensis image
Smilax illinoensis image
Kenneth J. Sytsma  
Smilax illinoensis image
Smilax illinoensis image
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