catbrier Smilacaceae Smilax glauca
Leaf:Alternate, simple, parallel veined, oblong to narrowly cordate, 2 to 4 inches long, green or variegated with pale patches above, whitened beneath.
Flower:Small and greenish-yellow, in clusters appearing in late spring to early summer.
Fruit:Dark blue to nearly black berries covered with glaucous bloom, occur in clusters, 1/3 inch in diameter.
Twig:Slender, round, green and often covered with a white waxy bloom, prickles weak, tendrils present.
Bark:Greenish brown becoming discolored with age.
Form:A climbing vine.