Lawyer Vine (Smilax australis)

Lawyer Vine is a climber with prickly stems up to 8 metres long. Prickles vary from large thorns on the thickest stems to small prickles on thin stems.

The Lawyer Vine has male and female plants.

It flowers all year but mainly in spring and summer.

Common in rainforest and woodland, often forming dense thickets. Found in moist valleys in the Blue Mountains and areas with basalt soil like Mt Caley.

Thickets of Lawyer Vine can really slow Bushwalkers down as they try to work their way past the prickly stems.

Kingdom: Plantae
Family: Smilacaceae
Genus: Smilax
Species: australis
Last Updated: 26-12-2018