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Unidentified Vine/berries

Posted by knottyceltic S/W Ontario 6a (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 25, 05 at 13:49

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.


Southern Ontario, CANADA zone 6a

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RE: Unidentified Vine/berries

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

RE: Unidentified Vine/berries

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

RE: Unidentified Vine/berries

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!

RE: Unidentified Vine/berries

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.

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