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

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

 

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


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image of Euonymus obovatus

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

        

image of Euonymus obovatus

JK Marlow    jkm140418_327

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Euonymus obovatus

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeobovatus_flwr2

April        

image of Euonymus obovatus

JK Marlow    jkm060508_126

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Euonymus obovatus

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

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeobovatus_1

Month Unknown        

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

image of Euonymus obovatus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeobovatus_2

Month Unknown