Flora of the Southeastern United States
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SMILACACEAE

Smilax walteri Pursh. Coral Greenbriar, Red-berried Swamp Smilax. 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

Syn: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA26, G, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Bullard & Allen (2013), Coker (1944), Judd (1998)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
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