Smilax aspera

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 Smilax aspera subsp. var.  
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Habit: vine-climber
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Width: to
10ft 24in
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Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: evergreen, flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 10
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Flower features:
Smilacaceae > Smilax aspera var. , L.

Rough Bindweed (Smilax aspera) is a species of flowering vine in the greenbriar family, Smilacaceae. It is native to Africa, Europe, Southwest Asia, and South Asia.[1]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Smilax aspera, Linn. A half-hardy shrub often somewhat scandent, unarmed or with spines : lvs. ovate-deltoid or lanceolate, 1 1/2- 6 in. long, usually blotched with white, 5-9-nerved: fls. white, sweet-scented, in many-fld. umbels: berries 1/4 in. thick, usually 3-seeded, shining red. S. Eu. to India. Var. mauritanica, Gren. & Godr. A more robust form with larger lvs. and fewer spines. Canaries, S. Eu., N. Afr. CH

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