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Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis

Smilax bona-nox L. var. littoralis Coker ex Sorrie

Dunes Saw Greenbrier, Fringed Greenbrier, Saw Greenbriar, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Smilacaceae (Catbrier Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems up to about 15 feet long, tending to scramble on the ground or climb on shrubs.
Fruit: Black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: FL , GA , NC , SC , VA
Native Habitat: Stable dunes, dune barrens, maritime shrub thickets, maritime woods.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis


Record Modified: 2020-07-14
Research By: CBR

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