08.09.16 - Wild New Jersey and Beyond
Smilax laurifolia- Laurel-leaf Greenbriar

Smilax laurifolia- Laurel-leaf Greenbriar

NJ is the northernmost state for this plants distribution where it grows in cedar swamps along the outer coastal plain. These plants were growing uncharacteristically along a roadside in not very wet soil. The birds likely deposited seed there, but the parent plant is probably close by. S3G5