• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Crete isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Damanakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    August 2003
Rough Bindweed

Photo of the Rough Bindweed, Smilax aspera, in Crete, Greece. This perennial, evergreen climbing shrub has delicate stem, with sharp thorns. The flowering period in Mediterranean regions extends from September to November. The fruits are globose berries. They are initially red but later they turn black.