That Goldurn Brambly Vine


Don’t be fooled by the heart-shaped leaves or the slightly sweet, edible berries, Greenbriar (Smilax spp.) is a minacious, thorny, vine. Armed with tendrils and thorns, this vigorous bramble forms an impenetrable barrier as it twines through the live oak understory. While some property owners down here curse it, I admire the tenacity of this handsome plant.

Categories: Nature Notes, Observations

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