Sunday, November 1, 2009

American Bittersweet/ Macro Monday


A closeup of American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

Round, orange-yellow capsules open in autumn to reveal fleshy orange-red seedpods that remain on the plant's vines through much of the winter and provide food for birds and squirrels.


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30 comments:

Jacob said...

Stunning color! Wonderful photo.

Have a great week!

Becky and Gary said...

I absolutely LOVE Bittersweet. I know where there is some in the woods, and if it ever quits raining I'll go check on it.
What a gorgeous color.
B.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm so glad that nature provides food for the birds and critters during the winter. I do the best I can feeding my birds---but there are many which are not close to bird feeders.

Neat post and great picture of the Bittersweet.
Hugs,
Betsy

Michelle said...

I have never seen such a thing. How pretty they are.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I am unfamiliar with this plant. Pretty exciting red!

Gel said...

Oh my gosh, that is so crisp a photo its luscious color jumps out at me and says "eat me, I'm juicy!"

Jama said...

I've never seen these flowers before, they are so gorgeous!

Regina said...

Wow succulent looking!

PERBS said...

What a beautiful, interesting plant. Don't think I ever saw it before.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shot of a beautiful berry. They look great in Autumn Wreaths. I found a similar shrub growing wild and the berries are shaped the same only pinkish red---must be a variety. Again excellent shot. MB

Christina. Sweden said...

Wonderful shot with teh blue sky and the sparklig berries at front

Cezar and Léia said...

Cool macro!
it looks delicious, in fact I don't know if we can eat it but, it's fabulous!
:)
Léia

see you there! said...

Great photo. They look lucious, no wonder the birds like them.

Darla

BK said...

These bittersweet are absolutely stunning.

Sarah said...

Oh what a beautiful shot!! The color is stunning!! Namaste, Sarah

Tom said...

You have captured these to perfection... the redness against the blue of the sky works so well..

kaye said...

that is a very pretty berry

Jay said...

That's a new one for me, but very bright and colourful, especially with the blue sky. Blue skies make everything better, don't they?

moorebloglife said...

vibrant color no wonder the birds and animals love it they cannot miss it!

Tricia said...

Deer, too!

cieldequimper said...

Are they edible for humans? They look so appetizing.

Rambling Round said...

It looks too sweet to be bitter! Great picture.

Dave Ingram said...

Cool berries - nice image!

George said...

What a beautiful macro. I love the color of the berries and the composition of the photo.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ciel,
I don't think they are edible for humans. The birds don't chose to eat them till many other yummies are totally gone,

Wren said...

Great photo, and you're reminding me I really want to plant some in my yard.

lisaschaos said...

Wow, they are bright! I can see why birds like them!

January said...

I never seen this before. Very vibrant color! thanks for the share!

Ann said...

beautiful color, look like little goldfish.

Rose said...

Beautiful!

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