Also called Asian bittersweet, Asiatic bittersweet, Chinese bittersweet and round-leaved bittersweet.  Also called strangler vine by a new acquaintance of mine who spends a lot of time in his local parks and trails, and despite being always the height of a wheelchair, helped a buddy clear a large area of OB.  Awesome!

Native to eastern Asia.  Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS Invasive > in Michigan inv. trading card

This is the species being controlled by domestic goats Capra aegagrus hircus , as described in The Environment Report article New weapon to fight invasive plants in Michigan?  Goats and its audio , and the Great Lakes Now article Hero Goats: Ottawa Parks in Michigan hires goat herd to fight invasive species and its video above or left . . .

In the 🇺🇸 USA, the USDA suggests those seeking wreaths or 🍒︎ showy fruit replace this plant with native alternatives American bittersweet Celastrus scandens or Virginia rose Rosa virginiana .[1]

Learn more about Oriental bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus

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