American bittersweet


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Noun1.American bittersweet - twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seedsAmerican bittersweet - twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
Celastrus, genus Celastrus - genus of woody vines and erect shrubs (type genus of the Celastraceae) that is native chiefly to Asia and Australia: includes bittersweet
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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American bittersweet is a good example of a plant in peril and one whose seeds should be stored, says Steven Clemants, vice president for science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City.
American bittersweet is an outstanding vine that does well in this area.
But oriental bittersweet, an invasive species, has taken over the territory where American bittersweet once thrived.

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