Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. (ITIS)
Oriental bittersweet, Asiatic bittersweet, round-leaved bittersweet, Oriental staff vine, climbing spindle berry
Eastern Asia (Fryer 2011)
1860s (Fryer 2011)
Introduced as an ornamental and for erosion control (Fryer 2011)
Grows as a vine that smothers plants and uproots trees due to its weight (Fryer 2011)
Northeastern and Midwestern U.S.
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Fryer, J.L. 2011. Celastrus orbiculatus. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.