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Upright Carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)


Smilax ecirrhata, the upright carrionflower,is a species of flowering plant in the Greenbriar family. It is native to Ontario and to the central United States (Great Lakes Region and Mississippi/Ohio/Missouri Valley).It is found in rich, calcareous forests along floodplains.It is an herbaceous plant that has green umbels of flowers in late spring.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Liliopsida

          • Order: Liliales

            • Family: Smilacaceae

              • Genus: Smilax