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Smilax pulverulenta Michaux. clade: C1. Downy Carrionflower. Phen: May-Jun; Aug-Oct. Hab: Moist to dry deciduous forests, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks. Dist: Se. NY, se. and sc. PA, IN, MO, and e. KS south to NC, TN, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, F, FNA26, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NY, Pa, Tat, Va, W, WV, Judd (1998), Mangaly (1968), Pennell (1916); = Nemexia pulverulenta (Michx.) Small – S, S13; = Smilax herbacea L. var. pulverulenta (Michx.) A.Gray – C, G, RAB; < Smilax herbacea L. – Li et al (2013)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 4

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image of plant© Edwin Bridges | Original Image ⭷
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