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Smilax walteri

Coral Greenbriar, Red-berried Swamp Smilax

Scientific Name:

Smilax walteri

Genus:

Smilax

Species Epithet:

walteri

Common Name:

Coral Greenbriar, Red-berried Swamp Smilax

Plant Type

Woody Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Smilacaceae (Greenbriar Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 ft., 6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow, Brown

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

VERY high wildlife food value

Berries and Leaves

image

Sandhills Game Land, October 2004
© Kathy Schlosser

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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