Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Euonymus atropurpureus Jacquin. American Wahoo, Burning Bush. Phen: May-Jul; Aug-Oct. Hab: Bottomland forests, riverbanks, mostly on rich alluvial sediments, or on slopes over mafic or calcareous rocks. Dist: NY west to ND, south to Panhandle FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, FNA12, G, GrPl, Il, K4, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV; = Euonymus atropurpurea – Mi, Voss (1985); > Euonymus atropurpurea var. atropurpurea – K1; > Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus – Ar, K3, NE, Tx; > Euonymus atropurpureus var. cheathumii – K3; > Euonymus atropurpureus var. cheatumii – Tx, orthographic variant; > Evonymus atropurpurea var. atropurpurea – NcTx, orthographic variant; > Evonymus atropurpurea var. cheathumii – NcTx, orthographic variant

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