Plant Details

Smilax walteri

Coral Greenbriar, Red-berried Swamp Smilax

Scientific Name:

Smilax walteri

Common Name:

Coral Greenbriar, Red-berried Swamp Smilax

Plant Family

Smilacaceae (Greenbriar Family)


NC Native


Woody Vine

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests, bogs, often where submersed for at least part of the year. Rare in NC Piedmont, common in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)


VERY high wildlife food value

Berries and Leaves


Sandhills Game Land, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser


USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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