Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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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

 

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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