Euonymus obovatus

Nuttall

Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 155. 1818.

Common names: Running strawberry-bush
Endemic
Synonyms: Euonymus americanus var. obovatus (Nuttall) Dippel
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 124. Mentioned on page 123.

Shrubs 0.1–0.5 m. Stems creeping rooting at nodes; young branches 4-angled, not corky winged. Leaves deciduous; petiole 3–5 mm; blade obovate, 2–8 × 1.5–4.5 cm, base attenuate, margins crenate-serrate, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, 1–5-flowered. Flowers: sepals 5; petals 5, pale green, often suffused with purple, round, 2–3 mm diam.; stamens 5; ovary spiny. Capsules pink, subglobose, 10–12 mm diam., unlobed or very shallowly 4–5-lobed, lobes clearly connate, surface spiny. Seeds subglobose, 4.5–5.5 mm; aril bright orange.


Phenology: Flowering spring; fruiting summer–fall.
Habitat: Rich, dry, or moist woods.
Elevation: 100–1000 m.

Distribution

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Ont., Ark., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mich., Mo., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., W.Va.

Discussion

Euonymus obovatus can be difficult to separate from E. americanus, but the rooting stems of E. obovatus clearly differentiate them.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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bright orange +
Jinshuang Ma +  and Geoffrey A. Levin +
Nuttall +
attenuate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
1-veined +, palmate +  and pinnate +
toothed +  and entire +
obovate +
1.5cm;4.5cm +
4-angled +
4-angled +  and terete +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
4-5-lobed +, unlobed +  and subglobose +
Running strawberry-bush +
Ont. +, Ark. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Mich. +, Mo. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +  and W.Va. +
100–1000 m. +
2-5-lobed +, unlobed +, obovoid +, subglobose +  and globose +
Rich, dry, or moist woods. +
adnate +  and free +
axillary +  and terminal +
bisexual +  and unisexual +
deciduous +
connate +
intrastaminal +
parietal +, axile +  and placentation +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
distinct +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Flowering spring +  and fruiting summer–fall. +
4-5-carpellate +
Gen. N. Amer. Pl. +
subglobose +
distinct +
Euonymus americanus var. obovatus +
Euonymus obovatus +
Euonymus +
species +
evergreen +, deciduous +, perennial +  and annual +
polygamomonoecious +, dioecious +  and synoecious +