Oriental Bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus ThunbergNon-native  -  InvasiveSynonyms: Asian Bittersweet,  Chinese Bittersweet.

Description:

Fruit along the branches and not just on the ends confirms the invasive Oriental Bittersweet over our native American Bittersweet. Yellow fruit color instead of orange is also supportive.

There are 218 records in the project database.

View species at Maryland Plant Atlas

View Norton-Brown Herbarium specimens

GAAL WA FR CL MO HO BA BC HA CE PG AA CV CH SM KE QA CN TA DO WI SO WO 
Oriental Bittersweet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/26/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet at Fort Smallwood Park, Maryland (9/13/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/16/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in fruit in Patapsco Valley SP, Howard Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Somerset Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Howard Co., Maryland (5/1/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/7/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/7/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet blooming in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/11/2014). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (10/30/2016). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/7/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Howard Co., Maryland (6/2/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Kent Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet, an invasive, non-native vine,strangling a young tree, in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/28/2016). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Howard Co., Maryland (5/17/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

An Oriental Bittersweet vine in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/13/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/11/2014). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/14/2015). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/29/2017). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

Oriental Bittersweet in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/30/2016). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)


View All Images

View Bibliography

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.