Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Smilax illinoensis Mangaly image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Smilacaceae
Smilax illinoensis Mangaly
Illinois carrion-flower, Illinois greenbrier
Smilax: Greek for "clasping"
illinoensis: from Illinois
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 3' tall forb, no prickles
Flower: green to yellowish, 6-parted; inflorescence with 10-50 flowers in the 3-10 ball-like, long stalked umbels usually held below the leaves
Fruit:berry
Leaf:more than 10 evenly distributed along the stem, many with tendrils, parallel veins; narrowly oval rounding to a short point and a rounded to truncated base; stalks equal to or longer than the blade
Habitat: woods
(Glossary)

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