All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Oriental Bittersweet</strong> (male)
<em>Celastris orbiculatus</em> 
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 1</span>
May 18, 2005<br>
This woody vine is an ecological disaster, it smothers and kills trees and other plants. It has pretty orang...
Oriental Bittersweet (male)
Celastris orbiculatus
(INN) Rank 1
May 18, 2005

This woody vine is an ecological disaster, it smothers and kills trees and other plants. It has pretty orange berries with papery capsules in the fall. The berries are poisonous and can cause vomiting and diarrhea if eaten.
Perennial - Vine

Where seen: Haw Ridge Greenway, University of Tennessee Arboretum, widespread

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