Oriental Bittersweet
Celastrus orbiculatus Staff-tree Family
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Growth Form: Vine

Flower Color: Green

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Round

Habitat Type: Very successful in the shade; salt marsh edges, coastal areas; early successional fields, woods; roadsides, railroad tracks; hedgerows and forest edges

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), Western Field (2), West Side (3), Central Woodland (4), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8), Composting Site (9), Clark-Cooper Community Gardens (10)

Total Number of EMUs: 9

Status in Massachusetts: Introduced

Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston