Smilax - Native Sarsaparilla

Smilax

Native Sarsaparilla

Other names:
Family: Smilacaceae
Habitat: Woodland and heath
Uses: Leaves make medicinal tea, fruits edible
Season:
References: Baker and Corringham, Robinson

Smilax australis is a robust thorny climber. Smilax glyciphylla is a small scrambler with wiry stems. Fruits are black (when ripe) globular berries with hard shiny seeds.

Smilax glyciphylla - Native Sarsaparilla
Photo: Smilax glyciphylla. Lawson, Blue Mountains NSW

Smilax - Native Sarsaparilla
Photo: Smilax australis. Mitchell Park, Cattai NSW

Smilax australis - Native Sarsaparilla
Photo: Smilax australis. Mitchell Park, Cattai NSW

Smilax australis - Native Sarsaparilla
Photo: Smilax australis. Mitchell Park, Cattai NSW

Smilax australis - Native Sarsaparilla
Photo: Smilax australis. Mitchell Park, Cattai NSW

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