Unidentified Vine/berries

knottyceltic(S/W Ontario 5b)October 25, 2005

Vine/berries ID

I posted this photo of an unidentified vine and berries in Great Lakes Gardeners. Nobody has been able to say what it is, so far, so I wonder if the folks here can take a look. It was found on a come-along fence at a roadside.

Thanks,

Barb

Southern Ontario, CANADA zone 6a

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indiancreeker(z5 IL)

It looks like one of the Greenbriars (Smilax sp.) to me. Does it have bristles on the stems?

    Bookmark   October 25, 2005 at 8:09PM
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nywoodsman

Definately Smilax,some have thorns,some don't.There are many species.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 10:19AM
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rosieg12(z7VA)

I agree, your photo definitely looks like Smilax. I've been trying for years to eradicate it from my family home in MA. The thorned varieties can be ferocious!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2006 at 1:21PM
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vegangirl(z6 VA)

I couldn't see the berries clearly in the photo but could it be Carrion Flower (Smilax herbacea)? It's similar to greenbriar but doesn't have the briars.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2006 at 1:35PM
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