* Leaves egg-shaped to elliptic, short-pointed, fine-toothed, hairy beneath,
turning translucent pink in the fall, 2-6".
* Twigs green, lined with bladelike corky ridges on 4 sides.
* Flowers purple, clustered.
* Fruits reddish, berrylike, under purple woody bracts.
* Height: 6-12".
* Flowers June - July.
* Fruits August - November.
* Habitat: Found on a wide range of soil types in sun or shade.
* Range: Northeastern and north-central United States.
* Non native; naturalized.
* In Latin, Euonymus means 'good plant.' The burning bush is also
called Winged Euonymus, because of the winglike ridges on the twigs.
The berries are poisonous to children.
* Many varieties of Euonymus are cultivated as ornamental plants,
and have escaped cultivation.