Euonymus americanus L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Euonymus americanus L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect shrub to 2 m, with stiffly divergent 4-angled twigs; lvs firm, on petioles 1–3 mm, lanceolate to elliptic or ovate, 3–7 cm, acute to acuminate, turning red or reddish in autumn, then deciduous; fls 5-merous, solitary or in cymes of 2–3 on axillary peduncles 1–3 cm, 10–12 mm wide, greenish-purple; pet narrowed to a very short claw; fr 3–5-lobed, 1.5 cm thick, crimson when ripe, strongly tuberculate; aril orange to scarlet; 2n=64. Moist woods; s. N.Y. to s. O. and se. Mo., s. to Fla. and Tex. May, June.

  • Common Names

    strawberry-bush, American burning bush