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Smilax glauca (Cat greenbriar )
Cressler, Alan

Smilax glauca

Smilax glauca Walter

Cat Greenbriar

Smilacaceae (Catbrier Family)

Synonym(s): Smilax glauca var. genuina, Smilax glauca var. leurophylla


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Vine
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Climbing stems up to about 15 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV , WY

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 glauca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Smilax glauca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Smilax glauca


Record Modified: 2022-10-31
Research By: SET

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