The Bittersweet plant is a staff vine and belongs to the genus Celastrus, which belongs to 30 species of shrubs and vines. These flowers are cultivated in America, Africa, Australia, and the eastern region of Asia.
Bittersweet is also known as Bitter nightshade, American Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, Creeping Bittersweet, Woody nightshade, Waxwork, Jacob’s Ladder, Staff-Vine, Fever-Twitch, Fever Twig, and Climbing Orange Root.
More than anything else, the Bittersweet is actually less of a flower and more of a vine. You’ll find that this plant actually has leaves that change shape. Bittersweet is a fast-spreading, twisted deciduous vine that grows to about 50 feet (15.2 meters) in height.
The flowers of this plant are present, but they are pretty small, usually growing in green or purple and sometimes white. It is a fascinating plant with a lot of beauty and has a meaning that you will want to be sure to know.