Smilacaceae of Maine
(Kingdom Plantae, Monocots)

(updated 5 July 2020)

Smilacaceae - catbrier family
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Maine is home to 2 species in 1 genus (hybrids excluded). If you know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate link from the species list below. Otherwise, to determine which genus you plant belongs to, refer to the table below the species list.

   Smilax (2 species)
      Smilax herbacea - carrion-flower
      Smilax rotundifolia - common greenbrier

Smilax (greenbrier)
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habit armature char. 3 char. 4
S. herbacea vine absent
S. rotundifolia liana present (prickles)

Smilax herbacea (carrion-flower) - In Maine, this is the only vine whose inflorescence is an umbel.
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Smilax rotundifolia (common greenbrier) - [information to be added]

   1. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines (2011, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-17154-9).