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Sarsaparilla Vine, Dwarf Greenbrier, Hairy Greenbrier, Prostrate Greenbrier, Brier-vine, Ground-brier, Wild Sarsaparilla
Smilax pumila


You can find sarsaparilla vine growing in the open sandy woods of East Texas, ranging eastward into Florida and South Carolina. This weak, unarmed vine has only a few tendrils at the nodes and prefers to clamber over low objects. The young leaves and stem are densely pubescent, becoming lustrous and almost smooth with age. It will be evergreen in its southern range. Sarsaparilla vine ripens shiny red or orange berries in the spring.

Plant Habit or Use: vine

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: yellowish green

Blooming Period: fall

Fruit Characteristics: red or orange berry

Height: 10 feet


Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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