OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis   FAMILY Smilacaceae   Go to FSUS key



INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America

Smilax bona-nox

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-005?:

Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The woody Smilaxes of the United States (Coker, 1944)

Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Smilax bona-nox

 

COMMON NAME:
Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier


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image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_smbo2_001_lvd

        

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_smbo2_004_lvd

        

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Alan S. Weakley    asw_10231861213089304

July    Georgetown County    SC

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Alan S. Weakley    asw_10231861436214882

July    Georgetown County    SC

One seed.

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Alan S. Weakley    asw_10231861438054928

July    Georgetown County    SC

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Alan S. Weakley    asw_10231861438494939

July    Georgetown County    SC

Usually unarmed.

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Alan S. Weakley    asw_1348395905996694

December    Georgetown County     SC

Leaves with 7-11 primary veins, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Alan S. Weakley    asw_2491703784324851

December    Georgetown County     SC

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Alan S. Weakley    asw_648156183720680

December    Georgetown County     SC

One seed per berry. — Alan Weakley

image of Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis, Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier

Alan S. Weakley    asw_740519743906925

December    Georgetown County     SC

Margin of the leaf blade with a prominent marginal cartilaginous band, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis   FAMILY Smilacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Smilax bona-nox

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-005?:
Smilax bona-nox   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The woody Smilaxes of the United States (Coker, 1944)
Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Smilax bona-nox

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4308

Woody vine
Perennial
Dioecious

Habitat: dunes, maritime thickets, maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems usually armed with prickles

LEAVES:
Deciduous/Partially evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green/Brownish
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary
Unisexual

Flowers in axillary umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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