Smilax herbacea Linnaeus. clade: C1. Phen: May-Jun; Aug-Oct. Hab: Moist deciduous forests. Dist: Centered in the Appalachian Mountains, from QC and ME west to MI, south to AL, GA, and TN.
ID notes:Young, non-flowering plants closely resemble S. biltmoreana.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Ar, F, FNA26, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, WV, Judd (1998), Mangaly (1968), Pennell (1916); = n/a – Il; = Nemexia herbacea (L.) Small – S; = Smilax herbacea L. var. herbacea – C, G, RAB; < Smilax herbacea L. – Li et al (2013)