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*Celastrus orbiculatus Thunberg. Oriental Bittersweet. Phen: May-Jun; Aug-Sep. Hab: Bottomland and riparian forests, mesic upland forests and bluffs, glade margins, disturbed areas, thickets, roadsides, forests. Dist: Native of Asia. C. orbiculatus is grown for its attractive fruits; it has become a noxious weed in much of our area. The first reports of its occurrence in our region appear to be in the 1960's; it is now much more common in most of our area than its native relative, C. scandens.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA12, GrPl, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, Duncan (1969); = Celastrus orbiculata – G, K1, orthographic variant

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