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    05 / 06 / 2013

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This is growing on the hill in my backyard. It seems to grow by attaching itself to a tree. It’s thorny stem with a single leave? If you know hat it is, any idea how to get rid of it? Thanks in advance


  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Some types of smilax have edible young leaves and shoots and the roots can be used to make a tea or a thickening agent. But unless you can verify that it’s Smilax rotundifolia I would not eat any of it. It’s really a PITA to kill though. Good luck! I have several in my yard that I’m currently working on…

    May 8th, 2013 at 8:22pm

  • Leaf Lover says:

    It looks like a Smilax. Check out

    May 6th, 2013 at 3:50pm

  • spatialdrift Master Identifier says:

    Looks like one of the many types of Smilax. If you figure out how to get rid of it, let us know. I pull mine up constantly and it always comes right back.

    May 6th, 2013 at 3:09pm

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