Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


541

Woody vine
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in bottomlands or swamps, upland suburban woodlands. Sometimes climbing into the canopy, 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:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
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 or weakly evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-merous
4 petals
4 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary clusters

FRUIT:
Fall
Pinkish/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 fortunei   FAMILY Celastraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euonymus fortunei var. radicans   FAMILY Celastraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Euonymus kiautschovica

 

COMMON NAME:
Wintercreeper, Climbing Euonymus, Chinese Spindle-tree