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Smilax Rotundifolia

Botanical Name:

Smilax rotundifolia

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Native Plant, Perennial, Shrub, Vine, Weed

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Flower

Greenish-white flowers form in umbels of 3-20 flowers which are individually about 1/4 inch long. This genus is dioecious, with male and female flowers appearing on different plants (i.e. not self-fertile). Each flower hasf 6 yellowish green or green tepals that are joined together at the base. Male flowers have 6 stamens with white anthers. Female flowers have a greenish pistil with 3 short stigmata. The peduncle of each umbel is ½-¾" long.

Fruit

Berries are blue-black with a whitish bloom at maturity, about ¼" across and round. Each berry contains 1-3 seeds.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Warning

Thorns or prickles.

Taxonomy

Order

Liliales

Family

Smilacaceae

Genus

Smilax

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