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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.<br />
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Early October:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57141/american_bittersweet.html" title="American Bittersweet"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/57141_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1663804810&Signature=HDZdw6iQKWfYiXF2H94bN8KauEg%3D" width="200" height="144" alt="American Bittersweet These fruits are poisonous to humans when ingested, but are favorites of birds. American Bittersweet,American bittersweet,Celastrus,Celastrus scandens,Fall,Geotagged,United States,bittersweet" /></a></figure><br />
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Late October: <br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68211/american_bittersweet_-_celastrus_scandens.html" title="American Bittersweet - Celastrus scandens"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/68211_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1663804810&Signature=6jjE4GnQHdPU1uO8t3WK6d0bAwc%3D" width="120" height="152" alt="American Bittersweet - Celastrus scandens These fruits are poisonous to humans when ingested, but are favorites of birds.<br />
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Habitat: Growing in a grassy area next to a pond.<br />
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And, this current photo, which is from late November. I have a couple more to add to the series...<br />
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These fruits are poisonous to humans when ingested, but are favorites of birds.<br />
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Habitat: Growing in a grassy area next to a pond. American Bittersweet,Celastrus scandens,Fall,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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.

Early October:

American Bittersweet These fruits are poisonous to humans when ingested, but are favorites of birds. American Bittersweet,American bittersweet,Celastrus,Celastrus scandens,Fall,Geotagged,United States,bittersweet


Late October:
American Bittersweet - Celastrus scandens These fruits are poisonous to humans when ingested, but are favorites of birds.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing in a grassy area next to a pond.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/68210/american_bittersweet_-_celastrus_scandens.html American Bittersweet,Celastrus scandens,Fall,Geotagged,United States


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.

    comments (2)

  1. That is a really good idea, Christine, thanks for doing this. More observations of the same species is very valuable, it makes the species record so much more valuable. Doing this across seasons and even years ultimately produces an invaluable and very educational record! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, and I agree. It's so interesting to see the changes over time. Posted 3 years ago

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''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.

Similar species: Celastrales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Mar 25, 2019. Captured Nov 25, 2018 11:16 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.2
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm