• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Heraklion, Prinias
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Rough Bindweed
Phrygana diorama

Photo of the fruits 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.