Smilax lasioneura

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Smilax lasioneura
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Smilacaceae
Genus: Smilax
S. lasioneura
Binomial name
Smilax lasioneura

Smilax lasioneura, the Blue Ridge carrionflower,[3] is a North American species of flowering plants in the greenbriar family. It is widespread across central Canada and the central United States, from Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan south to Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.[1][4][5][6]

Smilax lasioneura is an erect, branching herb up to 250 cm (5 feet) tall. Flowers are small but numerous, in umbels of many flowers. Berries are round, blue to almost black.[7]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Tropicos, Smilax lasioneura Hook.
  3. ^ "Smilax lasioneura". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
  5. ^ Hooker, William Jackson 1840. Flora Boreali-Americana 2: 173 description in Latin, habitat information in English
  6. ^ Hooker, William Jackson 1840. Flora Boreali-Americana 2: plate CLXXXVII (187) figure A line drawing of Smilax lasioneura
  7. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 26 Page 474 Smilax lasioneura Hooker

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