OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Celastraceae, Bittersweet family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Bittersweet

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Celastrus scandens   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Celastrus scandens   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Celastrus scandens 113-01-001   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Dry-mesic to mesic upland forests and woodlands, bluffs, riparian and bottomland forests, glade margins

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Oriental Bittersweet

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Celastrus orbiculatus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Celastrus orbiculatus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Celastrus orbiculatus 113-01-002   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland and riparian forests, mesic upland forests and bluffs, glade margins, disturbed areas, thickets, roadsides, forests

Non-native: Asia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Canby's Mountain Lover, Ratstripper, Cliff-green

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Paxistima canbyi   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Paxistima canbyi 113-02-001   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: On calcareous bluffs and cliffs (generally near the top of the cliffs or bluffs, rarely far below the crest), mostly on limestone and dolostone, but rarely on greenstone or shale; in NC naturalized at the site of a plant nursery and possibly also native (see discussion below)

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Wahoo, Eastern Wahoo, Burning Bush

Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Euonymus atropurpureus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euonymus atropurpureus 113-03-001   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, riverbanks, mostly on rich alluvial sediments, or on slopes over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry-bush

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euonymus americanus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euonymus americanus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euonymus americanus 113-03-002   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Mesic to submesic forests

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euonymus obovatus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euonymus obovatus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Euonymus obovatus 113-03-003   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Cove forests, northern hardwood forests, other mesic forests, especially in boulderfields, where sometimes locally abundant

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Winged Burning Bush, Winged Euonymus, Winged Wahoo

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euonymus alatus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euonymus alatus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, becoming invasive in some areas

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wintercreeper, Climbing Euonymus, Chinese Spindle-tree

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euonymus fortunei   FAMILY: Celastraceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Euonymus fortunei var. radicans   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands, swamps, upland suburban woodlands

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Spindletree, Japanese Euonymus

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Euonymus japonicus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Euonymus japonicus   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, especially on barrier islands

Non-native: Japan

 


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camera icon Common Name: Holly-leaf Rhacoma, Christmasberry, Quailberry

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Crossopetalum ilicifolium   FAMILY: Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Crossopetalum ilicifolium   FAMILY: Celastraceae

 

Habitat: Pine rocklands, marl prairies, rockland hammocks; also, rarely and as an apparent waif, in disturbed, acid, peaty soil

Native: subtropical Florida

 


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