Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Smilax lasioneura Hook. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Smilacaceae
Smilax lasioneura Hook.
common carrion flower, hairy carrion-flower
Smilax: Greek for "clasping"
lasioneura: from Greek lasios for shaggy, wooly, hairy; neur for nerve
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, herbaceous vine climbing to 8 1/2' tall, tendrils from almost all leaf axils, no prickles
Flower: green to yellowish, 6-parted; inflorescence with up to 30 flowers in the many 1 1/2" ball-like umbels from the leaf axils, the long stalks 2-3 times as long as the leaf stalks; blooms May-June
Fruit:dark blue, smooth berry in round clusters
Leaf:more than 25, evenly distributed, underside finely hairy and paler than upper leaf surface, parallel veins; end rounded, blunt or with a short point
Habitat: moist; woods, fencerows
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Coprosmanthus lasioneura (Hook.) Kunth
Nemexia herbacea (L.) Small subsp. melica A.Nelson
Nemexia lasioneura (Hook.) Rydb.
Nemexia tenuis (Small) Small
Smilax diversifolia Small
Smilax herbacea L. subsp. lasioneura (Hook.) A.Löve & D.Löve
Smilax herbacea L. var. inodora M.E.Jones
Smilax herbacea L. var. lasioneura (Hook.) A.DC.
Smilax tenuis Small

         
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