Bittersweet, American/ Climbing bittersweet

Celastrus scandens
A climbing, twining, woody vine up to 60’ long. The stalked, fine-toothed leaves are ovate and have a long sharp tip. The 1/6” bell-shaped green flowers are in up to 4” terminal clusters. The fruit is an orange pod that splits to show a scarlet berry.
Found in woods, thickets. Flowers June; fruits October, November.

The similar Asiatic bittersweet (C. orbicularis) has almost round leaves and the flowers are in small clusters in the leaf axils.