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.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 113-01-001:
Celastrus scandens FAMILY Celastraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Climbing woody vine (twining)
Polygamo-dioecious [mostly dioecious, but with some bisexual flowers]
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee (Hunter, 2002) p222
- Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants p135
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p088
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p326
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p096
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