Taxon  Report   7645 
Smilax californica  (A. DC.) A. Gray
California greenbriar,  California greenbrier, Greenbriar, Greenbrier
Smilax californica
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Smilax californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Smilax californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Smilax californica, a monocot, is a perennial herb or vine that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Smilax californica
© 2004 Sheli Wingo
Genus: Smilax
Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Habitat: streambanks [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Smilax californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 30, 2016).

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