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  • Many Midwestern retailers sell mislabeled invasive vines

    American bittersweet, left, has red berries encased in orange capsules, while oriental bittersweet, right, has red berries encased in bright yellow capsules.

    American bittersweet, left, has red berries encased in orange capsules, while oriental bittersweet, right, has red berries encased in bright yellow capsules.

    Photos by Bonnie K, Qwert1234

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach David Zaya, call 217-244-1946; email dzaya1@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Mislabeling of an invasive vine (Celastrus orbiculatus) as a native congener (C. scandens) in horticulture” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1017/inp.2017.37
    DOI for dataset: 10.13012/B2IDB-3661776_V2