Thomas Morong, 1894
SE United States
Sandy - Rich
Medium - Maximum
Greenbriar, Smilax, Southern Smilax, Catbriar, Jacksonvine
Smilax maritima, Feay
ex Alph.Wood, 1861.
Smilax ovata var. buckleyi A.DC.
(Smilax ovata, Pursh, 1814. Invalid due to Smilax ovata Duhamel,
dioecious member of the Smilacaceae family
was given this name by Thomas Morong in 1894. It is found in south-eastern
United States, growing in a well drained but rich soil with quite some water and
some sun. The rhizomes can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from two to four metres in height. The flowers are greenish yellow.
The genera name is the classical
name for Bindweed. Then species is named after John Kunkel Small,
1869-1938, an American botanist, who found the plant.