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American Bittersweet

Plant Type: Vine
Habitat: Fields, Roadside, Disturbed
Light Requirements: sun, part sun, shade
Soil Moisture: dry, mesic
Soil Type: sand
Height: 22 ft
Bloom Time: May
Flower Colour: white
Comments: Attractive fruits are eaten by many mammals, inedible to humans
Germination: Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90 - 140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F. Seed is hydrophilic, intolerant of dry storage.. Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
Picture Copyright: John Oyston