Smilax tamnoides L.
Family: Smilacaceae
bristly greenbrier,  more...
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Kitty Kohout  
Etymology: Smilax: Greek for "clasping"
Plants: climbing, perennial, woody vine up to 25' tall, lower part of stem with needle-like, uneven prickles
Leaves: underside green, parallel veins, broadly oval with a blunt point, edges with tiny teeth
Flowers: green to yellowish, 6-parted; inflorescence a few, 1 1/2" loose, rounded umbels from the leaf axils, the stalks much longer than the leaf stalk; blooms May-June
Fruits: dark blue, smooth berry
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests, fencerows
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Christopher Noll  
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Smilax tamnoides image
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Smilax tamnoides image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Smilax tamnoides image
Smilax tamnoides image
Aaron_Carlson  
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