Smilax lasioneura

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Smilax lasioneura
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Photo by W.H. Wagner (slide collection), permission and posted by University of Michigan Herbarium Michigan Flora Online
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Order: Liliales
Family: Smilacaceae
Genus: Smilax
Species: S. lasioneura
Binomial name
Smilax lasioneura
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Natural range of Smilax lasioneura from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Blue Ridge carrionflower, Midwestern carrionflower

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Smilax herbacea var. lasioneura (Hooker) A.L.P.P. de Candolle; Nemexia lasioneuron (Hooker) Rydberg


A description of Smilax lasioneura is provided in The Flora of North America.




In the Coastal Plain in Florida, S. lasioneura can occur in mesic woodlands; calcareous woodlands; wooded seepage slopes; ridges between ravines; pine-oak-hickory woods; and mixed pine-hardwood forests. [1] Soils include loam, sandy loam and loamy sand. [1] Associated species include Arisaema, Toxicodendron, Trillium, Smilax ecirrhata, and bloodroot. [1]


It has been observed flowering March through July and fruiting March through November. [1]

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: October 2015. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, Bill Boothe, Marcia Boothe, A.F. Clewell, K. Craddock Burks, Patricia Elliott, Angus Gholson, R.K. Godfrey, Gary R. Knight, Richard S. Mitchell, Lovett E. Williams Jr. States and Counties: Florida: Gadsden, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.