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Smilax lasioneura

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Common Name: Blue Ridge Carrionflower

Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, rocky or loamy soil.  7-8 feet height, blooms spring into summer, green flowers.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region: Only occurs in 7 counties – Hardeman, Hardin, Wayne, Perry, Giles, Stewart and Cheatham

This is a vine with blue-black berries that is easy to grow. Flowers often have a carrion-like scent.  Attracts birds.

Blue Ridge Carrionflower - Smilax lasioneura 3
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Blue Ridge Carrionflower - Smilax lasioneura 2
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Blue Ridge Carrionflower - Smilax lasioneura 1
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/