Smilax herbacea -- Smooth Carrionflower


Other names:  Jacob's Ladder, Herbaceous Carrion Flower, Carrion Vine


See Missouri Weed Seeds for a photograph of the seeds.

Uncommon in Michigan.

May be confused with S. lasioneura. Both species are herbaceous and lack prickles. Underside of leaf of S. herbacea is glabrous while S. lasioneura is pubescent beneath.


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