unl area 15 oak groves - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

Smilax rotundifolia, also known as greenbrier, catbrier and wait-a-minute vine.  The common names refer to the thorns and what it's like when it forms a thicket.

wikipedia cultivation and uses
Common greenbriar grows in roadsides, landscapes, clearings and woods. In clearings it often forms dense and impassable thickets.[4] It grows throughout Eastern North America from Nova Scotia in the east, to as far north as Ontario and Illinois, south to Florida and as far west as Texas.[4]

The young shoots of common greenbriar are reported to be excellent when cooked like asparagus.[5] The young leaves and tendrils can be prepared like spinach or added directly to salads.[5] The roots have a natural gelling agent in them that can be extracted and used as a thickening agent.[5]

Smilax rotundifolia, also known as greenbrier, catbrier and wait-a-minute vine. The common names refer to the thorns and what it's like when it forms a thicket.

wikipedia cultivation and uses
Common greenbriar grows in roadsides, landscapes, clearings and woods. In clearings it often forms dense and impassable thickets.[4] It grows throughout Eastern North America from Nova Scotia in the east, to as far north as Ontario and Illinois, south to Florida and as far west as Texas.[4]

The young shoots of common greenbriar are reported to be excellent when cooked like asparagus.[5] The young leaves and tendrils can be prepared like spinach or added directly to salads.[5] The roots have a natural gelling agent in them that can be extracted and used as a thickening agent.[5]

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