Plant ID forum: Plentiful vine

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katbird
May 10, 2014 8:29 AM CST
This vine appears plentiful in our area of south Florida.
Can anyone identify this vine? The leaf shape is consistent, with the base wide and a longer, elongated ellipse as the tip. Usually in leaves of just one.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 10, 2014 11:37 AM CST
It looks like a variety of Smilax

edited to say: We have the thorny Saw Greenbrier (Smilax bona-nox) here in central Florida.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 10, 2014 11:45 AM CST
There are apparently a few varieties of Smilax in Florida: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fr375

S. havanensis is one found in the southern part of the state: http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2235
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gingin
May 10, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Sure looks like cat briar to me....a real pain in the butt Glare and arms and legs and hands
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flaflwrgrl
May 10, 2014 8:36 PM CST
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 10, 2014 8:43 PM CST
You have to dig out the tubers, I dug up three wheelbarrow loads at my parents house in one day. Some of the tubers were huge.
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plantladylin
May 11, 2014 8:46 AM CST
I haven't been over to our rental house in a long time and I bet the fence is covered with Smilax vines by now because our tenants just don't seem to have time for gardening or yard work. My husband goes over on occasion to trim the palm trees and yank the virginia creeper vines from the side of the house but the yard has gone down hill in the two years we've rented the house out. It was stated in the lease that the tenants were responsible for yard work and they bought a lawn mower but I guess they are so busy they just don't find the time to mow. There's an irrigation system that doesn't cost them a thing since it's from a well; and it's on a timer yet they've never used it; the lawn is dead and all that's left is sand and weeds. Sad When we go to sell that house in a couple of years we're going to have a lot of work to do on the curb appeal before listing it!
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gingin
May 11, 2014 2:41 PM CST
BUMMER Thumbs down
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