Invasive SpeciesOriental bittersweet

Celastrus orbiculatus
NOT FOUND by BlueHillGardener
Seal Harbor
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Kathleen Burgess
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Field Notes
Although the day was wet and dreary, I braved the rain and drove to Seal Harbor to search for more invasive plants in the area. I took the Asticou trail from the parking lot at Thuya gardens and hiked to Mt Eliot. The forest was covered with beautiful granite and blueberry bushes and moss. The trail was moderate in difficulty with some nice views despite the fog. All in all, it was a nice hike, a bit wet but nothing that a popover wouldn't cure!
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The bushes were basically low bush blueberry bushes. Bittersweet has much rounder leaves with finely toothed edges. It also has a smooth green vine if it is a young bush, or a woody vine if older. This bush did not have the typical green or red berries.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Celastrus orbiculatus
Common name:
Oriental bittersweet
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.304060 °
W -68.282030 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
MDI - Asticou Trail to Mt Eliot
Trip date: 
Sun, 2011-08-07 13:47
Town or city: 
Seal Harbor
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Eastern Coastal
Time of low tide: 


mmm, Popovers and blueberries. Your post has me hungry (for more NOT FOUND invasive species observations, of course!).