Delaware Wildflowers • Months

Oriental Bittersweet
Celastrus orbiculatus
Celastraceae — Bittersweet family
Invasive non-native
Oriental Bittersweet
The backyard
May 2003
Oriental Bittersweet
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
Oriental Bittersweet
Pistillate flowers

Oriental Bittersweet
Staminate flowers
White Clay Creek State Park -- Creek Road
May 2016

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