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Vascular Plant Herbarium

Vascular Plant Database Genus Results

Category: Monocots
Family Name: Smilacaceae


Smilax - [maps | photos]

  • Smilax glauca Walter
    NWI TN: Facultative
    Common Name: cat greenbrier
  • Smilax herbacea L.
    NWI TN: Facultative
    Common Name: smooth carrion flower
  • Smilax hugeri (Small) J.B.S. Norton ex Pennell
    Common Name: Huger's carrion flower
             • Smilax ecirrhata (Engelm. ex Kunth) S. Watson var. hugeri (Small) H.E. Ahles
             • Smilax herbacea L. var. lasioneura (Hook.) A.DC.
  • Smilax laurifolia L. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: laurel greenbrier
             • Smilax herbacea L. var. pulverulenta (Michx.) Gray
  • Smilax tamnoides L.
    NWI TN: Facultative +
    Common Name: bristly greenbrier
             • Smilax hispida Muhl. ex Torr.
  • Smilax walteri Pursh
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: coral greenbrier

*Non-native taxon known to be naturalized in Tennessee
All names & statuses follow the Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee (2015).
Click here for a description of rare, threatened, or endangered (RTE) status & National Wetland Indicator (NWI) status.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Jessica M. Budke or Margaret Oliver.

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