Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Butcher's Broom, Knee Holly
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October Aiken County SC
What looks like leaves are modified stems, "cladophylls", per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.