supplejack Rhamnaceae Berchemia
scandens (Hill) K. Koch
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, strongly pinnately veined, finely serrated or entire, elliptical, 2 to 4 inches long, green above.
Flower: Small, light green, appear in late spring to early summer.
Fruit: Dark blue, oblong, 1/4 inch across.
Twig: Slender, glabrous, mottled with gray, brown, red and green, raised leaf scars, small, sharp buds hug twig.
Bark: Smooth, grays and greens, often mottled.
Form: Large twining, climbing vine, main stem can be 5 to 7 inches across.
Looks like: Dutchman's pipe
- Oriental bittersweet
| Additional Range Information:
Berchemia scandens is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting supplejack.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson