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Observed: 22nd August 2013 By: Major Bombylius
Added: 16th September 2013
Also known as Rough Bindweed or Sarsaparille. Related to American Sarsaparilla (Smilax regelii). The American species is the basis of a soft drink favoured by teetotal cowboys and apparently made from the roots of the plant. A soft drink is also made in Spain (I think) from the berries of the Mediterranean species. Information on the plant on the internet is a bit confusing so I'm not too sure about all this!