Q: I have this thorny, obnoxious vine growing over some of my shrubs and I want to get rid of it. Can you tell me what it is and how to control it?
A: Your vine belongs to the smilax family and is called Laurel greenbrier, Smilax laurifolia. It is an evergreen vine which produces a large, starchy root. The leaves are alternate, simple with a waxy covering. If left unchecked,… Read More