Climbing Bittersweet
Climbing Bittersweet
Celastrus scandens
Staff Tree Family - Celastraceae
The woody stems of this vine twine around each other or adjacent plants and bear varying numbers of small (4 mm wide) greenish white flowers in terminal groups and oval, pointed leaves (5 to 10 cm long) with a finely toothed margin.
Yellow-orange fruit splits in the fall revealing the scarlet seeds. (Photographed - June)
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