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Herbaceous Greenbrier - Smilax lasioneura
Other Names:  Smilax herbacea

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Dioecious, rhizomatous, perennial, herbaceous vine. Stems glabrate, ascending or climbing, 30–120 cm; tendrils from the leaf axils. Leaves simple, petiolate, alternate; blades ovate, cordate to truncate, 5–9 cm long, net-veined, glaucous and puberulent beneath. Inflorescence axillary umbels with numerous flowers; peduncles 3–8 cm. Flowers unisexual, star-shaped, green; tepals 6, separate, spreading, oblong, 3–4 mm long; stamens 6, shorter than the tepals, reduced in female flowers; ovary 3-celled, superior; stigmas 3. Fruit a 3- or 6-seeded, blue berry 6–10 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety lasioneura (Hook.) A. DC.

Range Comments
SK to ON south to WY, TX, MS and FL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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