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Smilax sp.


Clusters of black berries (about the size of small blueberries) on a light green vine. Very few leaves, though there is one that is a bit heart shaped in second picture. Area near berries is less thorny than other parts of the climbing vine. Thorns are thin and sharp.


Partial shade. near pine trees, berry bushes in loose clay soil. Cataula GA


This is a wintering fruit in the south. Some pages indicate that vine, root and berries may be edible/medicinal. Do not eat any wilding fruit without consulting a specialist or professional forager.

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Hamilton, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Jan 11, 2022
Submitted on Jan 11, 2022

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