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Part of the plant by Sean Blaney, Birdgardens.ca.


The rhizomes from Seminolecropnews.wordpress.com.


The round leaves by  Bill Hubick, Marylandbiodiversity.com.


The male flowers by Wayne Longbottom,  Marylandbiodiversity.com.

Author: 

Carl von Linnaeus, 1753

Family: 

SMILACACEAE

Origin: 

SE Canada, S+SE United States

Soil: 

Mix - Sandy - Rich

Water: 

Medium - Maximum

Sun: 

Medium - Maximum

Thickness: 

6 Centimetres

Height: 

7 Metres

Flower: 

Greenish White

Propagate: 

Seeds/Root Cuttings

Names: 

Roundleaf Greenbrier, Common Greenbrier

Synonyms: 

Smilax caduca, L. 1753.
Smilax ciliata,
Steud. ex A.DC.
Smilax deltifolia,
Raf.
Smilax engelmanniana,
Kunth.
Smilax platoplis,
Raf.
Smilax quadrangularis,
Muhl. ex Willd.
Smilax rotundifolia
var. caduca, Prov.
Smilax rotundifolia
var. crenulata, Small & A.Heller.
Smilax rotundifolia
var. engelmanniana, A.DC.
Smilax rotundifolia
var. missourensis, A.DC.
Smilax rotundifolia
var. parviflora, A.DC.
Smilax rotundifolia
var. quadrangularis, Alph.Wood.
Smilax rotundifolia
var. sprengelii, A.DC.
Smilax sprengelii,
Kunth.
Smilax tetragona,
M.Martens & Galeotti.

This dioecious member of the Smilacaceae family was given this name by Carl von Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in eastern Canada and east and south-east United States, growing in a well drained but rich soil with quite some water and some to lots of sun. The rhizomes can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to seven metres in height. The flowers are greenish white.

The genera name is the classical name for Bindweed. The species name for the round leaves.


The female flowers by Jim Brighton, Marylandbiodiversity.com.


The fruits by  Bill Hubick, Marylandbiodiversity.com.