Taxon  Report   7645    
Smilax californica  (A. DC.) A. Gray
California greenbriar,  California greenbrier, Greenbriar, Greenbrier
Smilax californica
© 2004 Sheli Wingo
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Smilax californica
© 2016 Jason Matthias Mills
Smilax californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Smilax californica, a monocot, is a perennial herb or vine that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Smilax californica
© 2017 Susan Kotelnicki
Genus: Smilax
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Smilax californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).