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Common Name(s): Asiatic Bittersweet,Oriental
Sources for description:
Gray's Manual of Botany
Vegetative growth: YES
% Seed germination: mean rate: 70% (Clement et. al.
Viable seed/fruit: 4.2 (Clement et. al. 1991)
Length of time seeds are viable:
Bloom dates: May to early June in CN (The
Fruit ripening: September in CN (The Nature
Dispersal: Birds, small mammals, humans (The
Current plant distribution:
Maine to Louisiana and the southeastern Great Plains
(TheNature Conservancy, 1993).
Light: Tolerates light in mature forests, but
flourishes insunnier locations.
Preferred ecosystem (meadow, upland, etc.): Upland
meadows,thickets, young forests, open woods, roadsides,
fence-rows,alluvial woods, and beaches (The Nature Conservancy,
1993). Undisturbed mesic and dry-mesic forest (Illinois
NaturePreserves Commission, 1990)