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