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jetbead Rhodotypos scandens
Jetbead is a poisonous, ornamental shrub which is native to Japan.
It flowers in June and July, and each flower produces a cluster of four,
shiny-black, berrylike fruits that stay on the branches in winter. This
shrub grows to a maximum of about six feet in height. Jetbead has green-brown
twigs and smooth, doubly-serrate, opposite leaves. It occasionally escapes
from cultivation and can crowd out native species.
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