Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Smilax illinoensis Mangaly
Illinois carrion-flower, Illinois greenbrier
Smilax: Greek for "clasping"
illinoensis: from Illinois
|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|
|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|