Plant ID forum: Help identify this vine

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Name: Bryn
Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
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bholler
Sep 18, 2017 3:33 PM CST
Are these the leaves of a greenbrier vine, or something else entirely?
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Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Sep 18, 2017 6:08 PM CST
It looks as if it could be a Smilax (greenbriar) species. Are the stems thorny?
Name: Bryn
Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
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bholler
Sep 18, 2017 6:28 PM CST
It doesn't have any visible thorns, hence my curiosity.
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Sep 18, 2017 7:40 PM CST
I think I see a thorn or two. Can you check it again?
Name: Bryn
Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
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bholler
Sep 18, 2017 8:17 PM CST
On the surrounding stalks there are thorns (the area has recently been cut-back), but not on the young plant. I'm assuming that this is an offshoot of a pruned stalk of greenbrier? I followed the shoot into the soil with my hand, and noticed no connection to a mother/main root. I don't doubt that it is greenbrier and that you're correct.. I've just never noticed such a pretty greenbrier leaf
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Sep 18, 2017 8:56 PM CST
I'm not sure it's Greenbriar, but some species do have variegated leaves.
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purpleinopp
Sep 21, 2017 12:38 PM CST
Compare to this one:
Saw Greenbrier (Smilax bona-nox)
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