OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-002b:
Smilax herbacea var. pulverulenta   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nemexia pulverulenta

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Carrionflower


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Smilax pulverulenta   FAMILY Smilacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-02-002b:
Smilax herbacea var. pulverulenta   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Nemexia pulverulenta

 

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2108

Herbaceous vine (with tendrils)
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Look for it in moist deciduous to dry forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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