Coral Greenbrier, Red-berried Greenbrier (Smilax walteri)

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Coral Greenbrier Greenbrier (Smilax walteri)

Coral Greenbrier is common in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where it found in swamp forests, pond edges, and occasionally bogs. It is rare in the lower Piedmont region.

Scotland Co., NC 11/1/08.

Coral Greenbrier Greenbrier (Smilax walteri)

This is our only Smilax species with bright red berries.

Scotland Co., NC 11/1/08.

Coral Greenbrier Greenbrier (Smilax walteri)

Scotland Co., NC 10/4/2009.

Coral Greenbrier Greenbrier (Smilax walteri)

The entire deciduous leaves are lanceolate to lance-ovate. Spines are usually few.

Jones Co., NC 4/14/07.

Coral Greenbrier Greenbrier (Smilax walteri)

Jones Co., NC 4/14/07.

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