bristly greenbrier Smilacaceae Smilax tamnoides
Leaf:Alternate, simple, rounded to cordate, 3 to 5 inches long, margins ciliate or very finely serrate, parallel veins, shiny green above, slightly paler beneath.
Flower:Small, yellow-green, in clusters with long stems, appearing in late spring.
Fruit:Dark blue to nearly black, round berry, 1/4 inch in diameter, ripens in late summer and persists into the winter.
Twig:Stout green with numerous dark (nearly black), needle-like prickles, numerous paired, slender tendrils.
Bark:Remaining green for a long time but will turn darker and even brown on old stems.
Form:A climbing or trailing vine with tendrils.