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Smilax laurifolia

Smilax laurifolia L.

Laurel greenbrier, Laurel greenbriar

Smilacaceae (Greenbrier Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: smla

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Size Notes: Climber
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit: Black
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Shaded woods, Swamps

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Pineywoods Native Plant Center - Nacogdoches, TX
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Smilax laurifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Smilax laurifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Smilax laurifolia

Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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