Description: Aggressive, woody vine from temperate zones.
Flower: 3-4 small, greenish-white flowers that grow in clumps on the growing tip.
Leaves: Alternating, simple leaves that spiral evenly around the stem.
Fruit: Small 0.25″ long and 0.5″ wide red round fruits. These fruits split open at maturity, relieving 3 red-orange sections that contain the seeds.
Elevation: 300-5,000 feet
Impact: This fast growing vine has stems that can grow up to 4″ in diameter that can girdle the trees that they’re growing on. The bright red fruits are very attractive to birds that will spread the seeds over a long distance.