All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Carrionflower - male and female plants</strong>
<em>Smilax ecirrata</em> /Greenbrier Family<br>
The fairly inconspicuous green flowers of this plant will get your attention very quickly if you are down-wind of them! They live up to their name...
Carrionflower - male and female plants
Smilax ecirrata /Greenbrier Family

The fairly inconspicuous green flowers of this plant will get your attention very quickly if you are down-wind of them! They live up to their name, smelling like a dead animal! Carrion Flower is a dioecious plant in the Greenbrier Family. This picture shows the male plant on the left with the stamens and the female flowers on the right with the pistils. I found these growing on a trail at Haw Ridge, one of the Greenways trails in Oak Ridge. Close-up pictures follow.
Perennial
Where seen:Great Smoky Mountains NP, Haw Ridge Greenways

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