Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


540

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in bottomland forests, riverbanks, mostly on rich alluvial sediments, or on slopes over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Maroon/ Purplish-brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4 sepals
4 petals
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Pinkish
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus   FAMILY Celastraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 113-03-001:
Euonymus atropurpureus   FAMILY Celastraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
American Wahoo, Burning Bush