Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Read more about American Bittersweet at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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August Jackson County NC
Big Ridge Preserve
Leaves elliptic to obovate, cuspidate or acuminate, crenate-denticulate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Climbing woody vine (twining)
Polygamo-dioecious [mostly dioecious, but with some bisexual flowers]
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Rare in GA-NC-SC
Look for it in mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p222
- Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants p135
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p088
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p326
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p096