Smilax glauca
cat greenbrier

Smilax glauca
Smilax glauca
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Smilax glauca
Common name: cat greenbrier
Group: monocot
Family: Smilacaceae
Growth type: vine
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: climbing vine
Foliage: alternate, simple, 2 to 4" long; with tendrils; leaves are whitened beneath
Flower: greenish-white
Flowering time: flowers late spring to early summer; dark nearly black berries with glaucous bloom follow
Habitat: deciduous forests, abandoned fields, stream banks, forest margins
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a