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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Bright red to bluish-black berries, each containing a single seed.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Fire Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Catbrier
  • Greenbrier
  • Prickly Ivy

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Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-04-15
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-02-26
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2021-11-01
Location: Aberdeen, NC
Date: May 24, 2022
Smilax  roots
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-04-01
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-04-01
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