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Smilax pseudochina Linnaeus. clade: C1. Coastal Carrionflower. Phen: May; Aug-Oct. Hab: Pocosins, swamp forests, edges of pine savannas. Dist: An Atlantic Coastal Plain endemic: NJ, se. PA, and DE south to e. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA26, K1, K3, K4, NY, Pa, Va, Judd (1998); = Nemexia tamnifolia (Michx.) Small – S, S13; = Smilax pseudo-china – F, Tat, W, Mangaly (1968), orthographic variant; = Smilax tamnifolia Michx. – G, RAB, Pennell (1916)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
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