Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Exploring natural history one itsy bitsy spider at a time...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Oriental Bittersweet in Fall

Red berries commonly used to make beautiful wreaths in fall.  Not recommended.  Instead, if you see these berries on your property, remove them, bag them, and put them in the trash.  Cut the vines anywhere you can reach it and consider a poison application on cuts with Roundup.  Making wreaths or other outdoor decorations allows them to be eaten and spread by birds. 

Oriental Bittersweet vine wrapping around a native tree.  The weight of the whitish-grey vines can cause trees to fall over during storm events.  Here, some of the green leaves are still lingering in November, and will likely be one of the first buds to grow new leaves in the early spring.


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