Euonymus obovatus Nutt.

  • 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 obovatus Nutt.

  • Description

    Species Description - Prostrate shrub, the slender stems taking root, often sending up a few branches rarely to 3 dm; lvs thin, on petioles 3–5 mm, the terminal ones obovate, 3–6 cm, the lower usually somewhat narrower and smaller; fls 5-merous, greenish-purple, axillary, solitary or in cymes of 2–5, 6–8 mm wide; pet scarcely narrowed at base; fr usually 3-lobed, strongly tuberculate, 1.5 cm thick. Rich moist woods and hillsides; w. N.Y. to Mich., s. to W.Va., Ky., and Mo. May.

  • Common Names

    running strawberry-bush