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sarsparilla vine, barbed wire vine
Smilax australis
Plant Family :Smilacaceae
Plant Form :vine
Growth Habit :Rambling climber with wiry stems about .5cm diameter and prickly thorns.
Fruiting Season :February to July (sometimes in September)
Description :Edible fruits, extract from plant used to treat sore eyes and used as a tonic. A highly variable species with several varieties recognised over its range.
Distribution :Eastern Australia and Top End of NT
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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