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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Celastrales
INCLUDING & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT
Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Euonymus atropurpurea var. atropurpurea
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
American Wahoo, Eastern Wahoo, Burning Bush
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Sam Pratt sbp_1733
May Spartanburg County SC
Petioles 8-20mm long, per Weakley's Flora.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmeatropurpureus_2
Flowers maroon or dark purple with transparent margins, in axillary cymes, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Ron Lance rwl540_a
Fruit a pinkish, smooth, 4-lobed capsule that splits open inconspicuously, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmeatropurpureus_1
Leaf blades elliptical to ovate, 2-5" long, margins finely toothed, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmeatropurpureus_bark
Bark ashy gray, thin, smooth, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.