There are three other common vines in our forests: Virginia creeper, woodbine (often confused with Virginia creeper) and poison ivy. Notice the dead branches below the vine. To the best of my knowledge it's not poisonous, but I'm obviously not going to take my chances. However, it isnât known to be fatal to animals or humans but is infamous for destroying vast acres of vegetation. American bittersweet is a plant. And it is right here that Bittersweet strangles and kills its victim. Also known as thunderwood, Poison sumac is a common, woody shrub usually found in wet areas like swamps and forests with hardwood or pinewood. The American Bittersweet is poisonous for both cats and dogs. Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron Vernix). Technically Poison Sumac isnât poisonous, but contact with the leaves on skin can cause an itching , burning reaction because of an oil called urushiol. Bittersweet; Climbing Bittersweet; False Bittersweet; Shrubby Bittersweet; Waxwork; Phonetic Spelling sel-ASS-trus SKAN-dens This plant has low severity poison characteristics. Solanum dulcamara is a species of vine in the potato genus Solanum, family Solanaceae.Common names include bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, bitter nightshade, blue bindweed, Amara Dulcis, climbing nightshade, fellenwort, felonwood, poisonberry, poisonflower, scarlet berry, snakeberry, trailing bittersweet, trailing nightshade, violet bloom, and woody nightshade. Its root and bark are used to make medicine. Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants Climbing Nightshade Additional Common Names: European Bittersweet, Deadly Nightshade, Violet Bloom, Blue Nightshade, Soda Apple, Poisonous Nightshade, Felonwort, Devil's Apple, Scarlet Berry, Woody Nightshade, Blue Blindweed These vines all have very recognizable leaves, but importantly for winter identification, they also all have tendrils on their vines. People take American bittersweet for arthritis, fluid retention, and liver disorders. Typical symptoms include diarrhea, seizures, vomiting, and weakness. Bittersweet nightshade belongs to the nightshade family, which is known for being poisonous. The wild birds eat the berries and distribute the seeds around in their poop. Thanks!! The Bittersweet Nightshade is a poisonous plant that can often attract children and pets with its beauty. Bittersweet. A rapidly growing twining vine best known for its bright red berries and yellow leaves in the fall. This tree is a goner! ! Oriental Bittersweet reproduces by seed and rhizome. For this reason, the utmost caution must be taken when harvesting wild berries. ï»¿ ï»¿ï»¿ Many yards across North America have some bittersweet nightshade weeds growing in them, typically along a fence. Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) is an invasive non-native vine that can kill or damage trees and shrubs. This plantâs roots were used by Native American to treat venereal disease, and symptoms of tuberculosis. Bittersweetâs deadly tourniquet. See below Description. Some toxic berries even look similar to edible ones. For the record, it's oriental bittersweet (celastrus) I'm worried about, NOT bittersweet nightshade (solanum), which I know is poisonous. Bittersweet has berries and rounded oblong, serrated leaves, while Wisteria has pointed, ruffled, serrated leaves. If â¦ Older bittersweet vine bark is sometimes confused with ash tree bark.