Flora of the Southeastern United States
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SMILACACEAE

Smilax bona-nox Linnaeus var. bona-nox . Stretchberry, Fringed Greenbriar, Catbriar, Tramp's-trouble. Phen: Late Apr-May; Sep-Nov. Hab: Dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides. Dist: MD and MO south to s. FL and TX; also in e. and s. Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K3, K4, Coker (1944), Sorrie (2014a); < Smilax bona-nox – C, ETx1, FNA26, G, GW1, K1, Meso6, Mo1, NcTx, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Bullard & Allen (2013), Judd (1998); > Smilax bona-nox var. bona-nox – F, Il; > Smilax bona-nox var. exauriculata – F; > Smilax bona-nox var. hastata – F; > Smilax bona-nox var. hederaefolia – F, Il

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