Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Smilax hispida Rafinesque var. hispida . Bristly Greenbriar, Hellfetter, Chinaroot, Chaneyroot. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Bottomland, riparian, and mesic upland forests, especially along brownwater rivers, and in other situations with relatively high pH and nutrients. Dist: CT, NY, MN, and NE south to GA and ne. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = S, Coker (1944); = Smilax tamnoides var. hispida – F, Il; < Smilax hispida – Ar, C, G, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Va, WV, Wilbur (2003); < Smilax tamnoides – ETx1, FNA26, GW1, K1, NcTx, Tn, W, WH3, Bullard & Allen (2013), Judd (1998), misapplied

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