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Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina

Whiteleaf Greenbrier (Smilax glauca)

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Whiteleaf Greenbrier (Smilax glauca)

This woody vine is common throughout North Carolina in a wide variety of habitats. Similar to Smilax rotundifolia, but with glaucous leaf undersides.

Also called Catbrier, Cat Greenbrier, and Wild Sarsaparilla.

Wake Co., NC 6/4/05.

More information:
USDA PLANTS database
Virginia Tech Dendrology

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