Bittersweet try

Asked December 5, 2019, 3:26 PM EST

My bittersweet is dark orange. I’m assuming it is not the invasive Chinese stuff.

Scott County Iowa

1 Response

The plant in the photograph appears to be American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens). American bittersweet has orange colored fruit capsules. Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) has yellow capsules. The fruit (capsules) in the photo appear to be orange.

Additional differences between the two plant species can be found at the following website.