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American Bittersweet

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Celastrus scandens

Flower Description:

Branching clusters of small flowers with 5 whitish green petals

Season BloomMay-June
HabitatPart shade to full sun grows in woodland edges thickets fields and prairies
CyclePerennial Woody
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are alternate oblong-elliptic shaped with finely serrated edges
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Sun