American Bittersweet - Celastrus scandens
I like to go back to the same places and photograph the same exact plants, lichens, etc. as they change over time. This is an example of that.
And, this current photo, which is from late November. I have a couple more to add to the series...
These fruits are poisonous to humans when ingested, but are favorites of birds.
Habitat: Growing in a grassy area next to a pond.
''Celastrus scandens'', commonly called American Bittersweet or Bittersweet, is a species of staff vines that blooms mostly in June and is commonly found on rich, well-drained soils of woodlands.