Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Smilax ecirrhata S.Watson image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Smilacaceae
Smilax ecirrhata S.Watson
upright carrion-flower
Smilax: Greek for "clasping"
ecirrhata: without tendrils
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Status: Native
Plant: mostly erect, herbaceous perennial, 1'-3' tall forb, none to a few tendrils; no prickles, unbranched
Flower: green to yellowish, 6-parted; inflorescence 1-3 ball-like, stalked umbels with less than 25 flowers and found below the main leaves; blooms May-June
Fruit:dark blue berries in round clusters
Leaf:less than 20, usually 7-9 and crowding the upper 2/3 of the stem; widely oval, rounding to a short point, heart-shaped base; parallel veins, underside finely hairy, stalks shorter than the leaf blade
Habitat: woods; in rich soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Coprosmanthus ecirrhatus (S.Watson) Chapm.
Coprosmanthus herbaceus (L.) Kunth var. ecirratus Engelm. ex Kunth
Nemexia ecirrata (Engelm. ex Kunth) Small
Smilax herbacea L. var. ecirrata (Engelm. ex Kunth) A.DC.

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