Smilax auriculata Walter. Phen: May-Jul; Oct-Nov (and persisting). Hab: Dunes on barrier islands, maritime scrub and thickets, dry sandy openings in maritime forests or sandhills (northward, as in the Carolinas, limited to sites near the coast). Dist: E. NC (Dare County) south to s. FL and west to e. LA; Bahama Islands.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = Bah, FNA26, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, WH3, Bullard & Allen (2013), Coker (1944), Judd (1998)