Smilax lasioneuron
 
Carrionflower

Male Plant
Leaf Base

Hudson Bay Regional Park
23-June-2014

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Smilax: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora leading to this genus. 
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plant climbing with tendrils

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NOT [branchlets filiform]

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leaves normal, not reduced to scales; NOT [leaves reduced to thin, dry scales]

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leaves roundish

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leave net-veined

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flowers in axillary umbels

 
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Liliaceae: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora  leading to this family. 
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plants not aquatic, or if growing in water, most of the plant emersed; NOT [plants aquatic, floating or submerged, with floating leaves or emersed inflorescence]

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leaves NOT sheathing the stem

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inflorescence NOT subtended by strongly sheathing bracts

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flowers NOT borne in a spathe

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perianth present, conspicuous, in two series of 3 segments, often brightly colored; NOT [perianth absent or inconspicuous]

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perianth usually large, consisting of sepals and petals usually alike, but petals not deciduous, variously colored; NOT [perianth small, consisting of 3 green sepals and 3 deciduous whitish petals]

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flowers regular; NOT [flowers irregular]

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stamens 6; NOT [stamens 1 or 2], NOT [stamens 3]

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ovary superior; NOT [ovary inferior]