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Smilex aspera

Salsepareille d’Europe
Rough Bindweed

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

3-5 mm

Flowering months

August,

September,

October,

November

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

10 m +

Description

An evergreen, tough scrambling vine with thorny stems. Separate male and female plants.

Woodlands, scrub, hedgerows.

Flowers

Flowers greenish-white, very fragrant borne in clusters, followed by green, then bright red berries.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, pointed, spiny midrib and margins, leathery.

Fruits Seeds

Berry: red, up to 30 or more in a cluster, 2-5 mm.

Edible

Young shoots: similar to asparagus

Medical

Roots: were used to treat rheumatism and skin disorders.

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