Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


542

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in cove forests, northern hardwood forests, other mesic forests, esp in boulderfields, where it sometimes is quite abundant locally, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 sepals
5 petals
5 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 obovatus   FAMILY Celastraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Euonymus obovatus   FAMILY Celastraceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 113-03-003:
Euonymus obovatus   FAMILY Celastraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo


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image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_euob9_001_lvd

        

image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

JK Marlow    jkm140418_327

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

JK Marlow    jkm140418_330

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Upper leaves widest at or beyond the middle; petioles mostly 3-5mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeobovatus_flwr2

April        

image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

JK Marlow    jkm060508_126

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

JK Marlow    jkm060508_128

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

A trailing shrub with leaves obovate, widest above middle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeobovatus_wad

May    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Flowers on axillary peduncles and similar to E. americanus, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeobovatus_1

Month Unknown        

Similar to E. americanus but prostrate, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Euonymus obovatus, Running Strawberry-bush, Trailing Strawberry Bush, Trailing Wahoo

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeobovatus_2

Month Unknown