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Smilax coriacea

Smilax coriacea Spreng.

Everglades Greenbrier

Smilacaceae (Catbrier Family)

Synonym(s): Smilax havanensis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Variable - stems climbing, up to about 15 feet long, to stunted and rigid, somewhat shrub-like.
Fruit: Purplish black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Pinelands and hammocks.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
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.

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


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

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