Wild Florida Photo - Smilax auriculata

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Smilax auriculata


Florida native


A common vine of sandhills, flatwoods, hammock and thickets throughout nearly all of Florida. The range extends through the southeastern coastal states from North Carolina to Louisiana plus Arkansas.
The leaves of this catbriar are variable in shape, but have a thick and tightly revolute margin closely paralleled by a vein. Other factors that help distinguish this species from the other Smilax are slightly raised veins on the lower surface of the leaves and the pinkish color of the lower stems.

Smilax auriculata is a member of the Smilacaceae - Catbrier family.

Other species of the Smilax genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Smilax bona-nox - SAW GREENBRIER
  View  Smilax pumila - SARSAPARILLA VINE

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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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