Rattanvine

Rattanvine

Rattanvine – Berchemia scandens

This vine can climb high & it twines, giving it its name “rattan.”  It can even become a twining vine-shrub.  It is found in thickets or woods, near stream bottoms & slopes.  The leaves are reminiscent of Carolina buckthorn leaves, which is in the same family. It produces bluish fruit that stands in contrast against the bright green leaves.