Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


538

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare in GA, NC, SC

Look for it in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow/ Cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4 sepals
4 petals
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Euonymus alatus   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euonymus alatus   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Euonymus alata

 

COMMON NAME:
Winged Burning Bush, Winged Euonymus, Winged Wahoo


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    wwwseeppcky_burningbush

        

www.se-eppc.org/ky/leastwant.htm

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JK Marlow    jkm140601_274

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140601_275

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140604_444

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140625_343

June    Greenville County    SC

Cleveland Park

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JK Marlow    jkm071108_014

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Leaves thin, only 1-2" long; margins finely crenate; tips acute, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

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JK Marlow    jkm071108_016

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Dangling axillary paired (or not) reddish capsules turn purple, split open, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

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JK Marlow    jkm071108_018

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm071108_020

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

The corky ridges of young lime-green squarish twigs become wider with age, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

image of Euonymus alatus

JK Marlow    jkm151105_061

November    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

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JK Marlow    jkm151105_069

November    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

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JK Marlow    jkm151105_071

November    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

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JK Marlow    jkm151212_063b

December    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Dangling capsules turn purple & split to reveal orange fleshy-covered seeds, per A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.

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JK Marlow    jkm151212_063c

December    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Terminal bud present; bud scales imbricate, greenish or pinkish, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.