Plant Identification Database:
Smilacaceae (Greenbrier)
Order: Liliales; Class: Monocotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Smilacaceae: LV: simple, u. alternate, palmate venation, coriaceous, tendrils; FL: 6 parts, umbel, u. axillary, small, 6 stamens, 1 pistil 3 carpellate, ovary superior; FR: berry, 1-3 seeds; ST: vine, recurved prickles, rhizome/tuber; EC:
, u. alternate simple palmate venation, coriaceous, tendrils 6 parts umbel, u. axillary small S: 6; P: 1, 3 carpellate; O: superior berry, 1-3 seeds vine recurved prickles R: , rhizome/tuber Smilacaceae: LV: simple, u. alternate, palmate venation, coriaceous, tendrils; FL: 6 parts, umbel, u. axillary, small, 6 stamens, 1 pistil 3 carpellate, ovary superior; FR: berry, 1-3 seeds; ST: vine, recurved prickles, rhizome/tuber; EC:
Greenbrier Smilax glauca Smilax Greenbrier Smilax glauca Catbrier
Carrion-flower Smilax herbacea Smilax Alternate, Petiole long (1/2+ leaf length) Whole, Ovate Entire A: Acute; B: Obtuse Parallel venation 6 parts Green Umbel, Axillary Spring; Summer Berry (several-seeded, inner & outer fleshy, pulpy) Blue Herb, >1', Scandent Tendrils Forest Carrion-flower Smilax herbacea
Greenbrier Smilax rotundifolia Smilax Oval Parallel venation Vine Thorn Leaf raw; Stem raw Cape Cod Greenbrier Smilax rotundifolia
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION