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Smilax renifolia (Kidney-leaf greenbriar)
San Antonio River Authority

Smilax renifolia

Smilax renifolia Small

Kidney-leaf Greenbriar

Smilacaceae (Catbrier Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Vine
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Dioecious
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems climbing, up to about 15 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May



Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0865 Collected May 4, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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