Smilax rotundifolia in early May, west KY
Close-up of new growth of the Smilax rotundifolia, early May, west KY
Young plant just emerging
Clusters of blue berries in the late fall. Birds eat them eat them and spread new seedlings everywhere.
Briar vine roots ~ in former days, these were used for the bowl of smoking pipes. This one measures 12" x 8". Can become massive in size...
Burrage Wildlife Management Area Halifax, MA June 7, 2003
we call it cat briar. lovely, no?
A handful of Greenbriar berries in Spring among some Viburnum blooms, seemingly missed by the birds since Fall. Said to be edible raw or cooked in jellies and jams.
A huge ground mass in Willisbrook Preserve in se PA in September 2015