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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?

July 6, 2017

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, it can ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Laurel Greenbrier, Smilax, Smilax Laurifolia

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