Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Climbing woody vine (twining)
Perennial
Polygamo-dioecious

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

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full sun ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Orange/Orange-yellow
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Celastrus scandens   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Celastrus scandens   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 113-01-001:
Celastrus scandens   FAMILY Celastraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Bittersweet