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Smilax pumila Walter
Sarsaparilla vine

Family: Smilacaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: First collected in South Florida in 2011 by Alan Frank (2827 USF) at the Shell Creek Preserve in Charlotte County.

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Other data on Smilax pumila available from :

Smilax pumila has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Recorded as Present in Error
Hathaway Park Present Native
Prairie Creek Preserve Present Native
Shell Creek Preserve Present Native

Smilax pumila has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native