Plant identification

Asked April 14, 2019, 11:25 AM EDT

This plant was brought into the Plant Clinic for identification. I have seen this pop up in my gardens as well. What is it and what is the best way to get rid of it?

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like Oriental bittersweet, a non-native, invasive vine.
https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=2217

Please see our website for links to information on how to manage it.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/oriental-bittersweet

Christa