Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Oh you, Greenbriar: Smilax rotundifolia!

With the warm very early spring weather, it's sprouting! The vine grows with the ominous spreading speed of a creature in a horror movie. It twins up trees. Curls around buildings. Crawls across the ground.

What is this frightening plant? It's Smilax rotundifolia or Common Woody Greenbriar or numerous other common names, some of them too nasty to write here. 

The smilax is back! I need to get it out before it goes to seed.