Smilax glauca Walter
CAT GREENBRIER
Catbrier; Whiteleaf Greenbrier
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Smilax glauca
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Smilax glauca

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Smilax glauca, Cat Greenbrier
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Smilax glauca, Cat Greenbrier
Smilax glauca, whole tree or vine - general
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Smilax glauca, whole tree or vine - general

Smilax glauca, leaf - whole upper surface
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Smilax glauca, twig - orientation of petioles
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Smilax glauca, twig - orientation of petioles
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Smilax glauca, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
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Smilax glauca, Cat Greenbrier
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Smilax glauca, Cat Greenbrier

Smilax glauca
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Smilax glauca
Smilax glauca, Cat Greenbrier
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Smilax glauca, Cat Greenbrier

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Dothiorella smilacina @ 363221A (1); 363221B (1); BPI (3)
Dermateaceae  Marssonina obclavata @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora confusa @ BPI (1)

Cercospora mississippiensis @ BPI (6)

Cercospora petersii @ BPI (5)

Cercospora smilacina @ 441307A (1); 441307B (1); BPI (12)

Cercospora smilacis @ BPI (9)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia macrospora @ BPI (3)

Puccinia smilacis @ BPI (104)

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Smilax glauca Walter
cat greenbrier

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General Information
Symbol: SMGL
Group: Monocot
Family: Smilacaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Vine
Native Status : L48   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 528. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
SMGLG2 Smilax glauca Walter var. genuina S.F. Blake
SMGLL Smilax glauca Walter var. leurophylla S.F. Blake

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Smilacaceae – Catbrier family
Genus Smilax L. – greenbrier
Species Smilax glauca Walter – cat greenbrier

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North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains UPL
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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Wildlife

Food

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Miller Low Low Low

Cover

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Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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6. Smilax glauca Walter, Fl. Carol. 245. 1788.

Wild sarsaparilla, sawbrier

Smilax glauca var. leurophylla S. F. Blake; S. spinulosa Smith

Vines; rhizomes tuberous, or spinose, linear. Stems perennial, climbing, branching, green, often mottled, terete, to 5+ m, woody, glaucous, glabrous; prickles, when present, thin, 1—5 mm. Leaves deciduous to semi evergreen, ± evenly disposed; petiole 0.5—1.5 cm; blade green to glaucous-green, often mottled adaxially, silvery grayish abaxially, drying to brownish tan adaxially, broadly ovate, elliptic to reniform, with 3 (or 5) conspicuous veins, 4.5—11 × 2.5—6.6 cm, glabrous and glaucous abaxially, base truncate, subcordate, or attenuate, margins entire, apex rounded, tapering, or short-acuminate. Umbels few to many, axillary to leaves, 5—12+-flowered, open, umbellate to hemispherical; peduncle 2—5 cm. Flowers: perianth yellow to bronze; tepals 3—7 mm; anthers longer than filaments; ovule 1 per locule; pedicel 0.5—1 cm. Berries blue to black, subglobose, 8—10 mm, shiny black at maturity, glaucous. 2n = 28, 32.

Flowering May--Jul. Dry to wet woods, thickets, hedge- rows, roadsides; 0--800 m; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va.

Smilax glauca is easily recognized by its glaucous to whitened abaxial leaf surfaces, which, however, may be altered by heat in drying. It is reportedly the most weedy species of the genus. The plants tend to be evergreen in the more southern part of the distribution.

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