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Smilax auriculata (Ear-leaf greenbriar)
Smith, R.W.

Smilax auriculata

Smilax auriculata Walter

Ear-leaf Greenbriar, Wild-bamboo, Dune Greenbriar

Smilacaceae (Catbrier Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Vine
Inflorescence: Umbel
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Climbing zig-zag stems can reach 30 feet in length.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers are green.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-01-04
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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