GREENBRIAR                                                                                     Perennial – Sun to shade

Smilax spp.                                                                                           Ht. High-climbing Spread: 25’ or more

 HABIT:                  Flowers from February to June. Black berries in September and October. Woody vine with strong, thorny stems from large underground tubers. Leaves are tardily deciduous and sometimes white-blotched.

 CULTURE:            Grow without your help.

 USES:                     Deer like it. The new tender growth is delicious in salads.

 PROBLEMS:         A weedy pest for most folks. Control by digging out the woody underground tubers.

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