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| Sarsaparilla Vine, Dwarf Greenbrier, Hairy Greenbrier, Prostrate Greenbrier, Brier-vine, Ground-brier, Wild Sarsaparilla|
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
Soil Requirements: acid