Celastrus orbiculatusFOUND by Leaf Peeper
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I am happy today because the weather is great and I just ate a wonderful peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I see a park with grass, ornamental plants, walkers, and quite a few squirrels. I see a small muddy creek and a busy road. I smell cold and fall. I hear people talking, cars driving and leaves rustling in the wind. The park is used by many people and so there are many vectors for the movement of invasive species. I was surprised that I saw so many plants that I think could be invasive species in a public park. I have questions about dark spots that I saw on the leaves of some of the maple trees. I wonder if this is some type of fungus growing on the tree.
Oriental bittersweet has bright red fruit with thin yellow skins after August and the plant that I am investigating now (November) had the same. The fruit that I observed looked very much like the picture of the fruit on the Oriental Bittersweet species card.
The plant that I am investigating grows as a vine and wraps itself around trees as Oriental Bittersweet is described as doing on the species card.
The leaf arrangement (alternate), type (simple), shape (oval), and edge (toothed) of the species I am investigating are all the same as the description of the leaves of Oriental Bittersweet. Also, the leaves of the species I am investigating look like the leaf photos on the Oriental Bittersweet species card, the leaves have one main vein down the middle with smaller veins coming off of this vein.
N 43.635060 °
W -70.251170 °
Mill Creek Park
Wed, 2009-11-04 14:45
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