Saw Greenbrier Smilax bona-nox LinnaeusS3 (Watch list)    Synonyms: Bullbriar, Catbrier, China-brier.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Liliales   >   Family Smilacaceae   >   Genus Smilax   

Status:

Saw Greenbrier is a plant of the Coastal Plain. It is uncommon, occurring on "dry or moist dunes, fields, woods and thickets" (Brown and Brown, 1972).

Description:

Mature leaves often have broad, rounded basal lobes, distinguishing this species from Common and Glaucous Greenbriers.

There are 38 records in the project database.

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Saw Greenbriar in Dorchester Co., Maryland (8/18/2012). In Maryland Saw Greenbriar is on the state watch list (S3). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/22/2010). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2016). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier growing in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/10/2016). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/20/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/7/2020). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier growing in Calvert Co., Maryland (3/24/2019). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier growing in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/17/2014). Photo by Karyn Molines. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier growing in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/4/2018). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/24/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/24/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/24/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/24/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/2/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier (winter aspect) in Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/1/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Saw Greenbrier (winter aspect) in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/17/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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