Taxon  Report   7646    
Smilax jamesii  G. A. Wallace
English peak greenbriar,  English peak greenbrier
Smilax jamesii
© 2019 Belinda Lo
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Smilax jamesii
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Smilax jamesii
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Smilax jamesii, a monocot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Smilax jamesii
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Genus: Smilax
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: riparian, streambanks, lake-margins, edges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Smilax jamesii
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


Search the International Plants Names Index

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website references from Google

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 18, 2019).