Smilax glauca Walter

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Smilax glauca Walter

  • Description

    Species Description - Slender woody vine, seldom climbing very high; stems green and glaucous the first year, beset with stout prickles, the lower generally straight, the upper nodal and recurved; lvs often ± persistent, mostly ovate, often with cordate base, varying to subrotund or nearly triangular, 5–9 cm, half to three-fourths as wide, glaucous (and often long-papillate) beneath, at maturity subcoriaceous and shining above, thin and entire at the margin, 3- or 5(7)-nerved, the reticulate veins not prominently elevated; peduncles flattened, 1.5–3 times as long as the petioles; fr black, glaucous, 8–10 mm, mostly 2- or 3-seeded; 2n=32. Upland woods, roadsides, and thickets; Conn. to Fla., w. to O., s. Ill., se. Mo., Ark., and Tex. May, June.