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American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens L.)

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American Bittersweet

Summary

A vine with a wide distribution in northeastern and central North America, declining in many areas to due competition from the introduced Celastrus orbiculatus.

Range - Expand

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Native
Native or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

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Photo © Quinten Wiegersma, CC BY 4.0.