Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Compared with var. bona-nox, var. littoralis is not a high-climber; it tends to scramble over the ground or on shrubs. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina website.
Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier
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Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Uncommon in Coastal Plain
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems usually armed with prickles
6 stamens in staminate flowers
Flowers in axillary umbels
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!