Carrion Flower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 1 to 3 feet
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Small green berries, maturing to dark purplish-bluish to black. Each berry contains up to 6 tiny seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Malodorous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Other Beneficial Insects: Flies and beetles.
Pollinators: Flies
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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