Smilax pumila Walter. clade: B4. Phen: Oct-Nov; Jan-Apr (and persisting). Hab: Mesic to dryish hammocks and bluffs, sandy forests along streams, northward primarily in maritime-influenced mainland forests. Dist: Ne. SC (within a few hundred meters of Brunswick County, NC) to c. peninsular FL and west to TX. It occurs on Colkins Neck, along the NC-SC border, in maritime-influenced forests with southern affinities, now largely destroyed by golf-course development.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: This unusual Smilax is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental ground-cover.
Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tx, WH3, Bullard & Allen (2013), Coker (1944), Judd (1998)