Celastrus scandens L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Celastrus scandens L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Climbing to several m; lvs elliptic to oblong or ovate, acuminate, 5–10 cm; panicles terminal, 3–8 cm; frs orange, several in a cluster, nearly 1 cm; seeds ellipsoid, 6 mm, covered by the bright red aril; 2n=46. Road-sides and thickets, usually in rich soil; Que. and Ont. to Man. and Wyo., s. to w. S.C., n. Ga., e. Ala., La., and Tex. May, June.

  • Common Names

    American bittersweet