Smilax walteri Pursh. clade: B5. 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, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Bullard & Allen (2013), Coker (1944), Judd (1998)