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Smilax glauca

Common Name(s):
Greenbriar, Smilax
Categories:
Native Plants, Vines
Comment:

Smilax glauca is easily recognized by its glaucous to whitened abaxial leaf surfaces, which, however, may be altered by heat in drying. It is reportedly the weediest species of the genus. The plants tend to be evergreen in the more southern part of the distribution.

Thorny stems; attracts birds; bright red fall foliage; forms an enlarged rhizome

Height:
8-12 ft.
Habit:
Deciduous
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Fruit:
Dark blue berries
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 556

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