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Category: Pests & Disease

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?

smilax

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