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Smilax walteri Pursh. clade: B5. Coral Greenbriar, Red-berried Swamp Smilax. Phen: Late Apr-May; Sep-Nov (and persisting). Hab: Swamp forests, bogs, wooded seeps, often where submersed for at least part of the year. Dist: NJ south to c. peninsular FL and west to TN, AR, and TX.

ID notes: In its relatively narrow leaves, S. walteri can resemble S. smallii; S. walteri has a thicker-textured leaf, and is almost always rounded at the base rather than cuneate.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA26, G, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Bullard & Allen (2013), Coker (1944), Judd (1998)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL

Heliophily ?: 5

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Smilax walteri, male flowers, Sumter County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Smilax walteri, male flowers (left), female flowers (right), WPT 79 Pond, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Smilax walteri, fruit, Sumter County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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