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American Bittersweet

Celastrus scandens

Description:

small seeds enclosed in a bright scarlet fleshy aril

Habitat:

Carolinian forest

Notes:

I spotted this at Turkey point provincial park. I spotted this before but never with the fruits open like this.

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17 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Mona.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

amaizing

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thank you Susan.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 8 years ago

so colorful and beautiful

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Beautiful!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thank you Claudia!

ClaudiaS
ClaudiaS 8 years ago

Amazing colors!

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

Thanks dan.... That is interesting to hear about the old remedies.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks next and Uday. No next, these berries are toxic. American Indians have used this as a folk remedy for chronic liver and skin ailments, rheumatism and used the root bark for a variety of treatments.

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

wow!
looks like made of wax . great series!

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

Beautiful series... I've always wondered, do birds or humans eat these?

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Perils and alice. That is a far move. Thank you Yuko and yes kunzah, looks like you did.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Wow, did I spot the same thing you did, just today?

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/161...

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Lovelyl colors!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

I have always loved Bittersweet and now that I am moving to Indiana, I should be able to find some for decorating.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Beauty in your own Backyard!
What a stunning combo of colors!
Thanks for sharing!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Oct 19, 2012
Submitted on Nov 3, 2012

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