Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb.
Oriental Bittersweet
Celastraceae — Bittersweet family
Invasive non-native
Celastrus orbiculatus
Not in my backyard!  This is across the fence in our neighbor's yard.  It's a male plant, so it doesn't make the showy fruit shown below.
The backyard
May 2003
Celastrus orbiculatus
This plant is a bad weed in Delaware.  The similar native bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, is virtually gone.
White Clay Creek State Park -- Pump House Road
November 2006

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