Euonymus americanus -- Bursting-hearts, Hearts-a-bustin, Strawberry Bush


Other names:  Hearts-a-Burstin', Strawberry Bush, Brook Euonymus

Photo by Martin LaBar at Flickr under a Creative Commons license

[1] Ted Bodner


Native to North America, but not Michigan. Both species native to North America can be distinguished from the non-native E. alatus (Winged Euonymus) by the presence of a winged stem on the latter.

Seed image here.

See identification tips and distinguishing E. americanus from other Euonymus in Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and their Native Look-alikes: an Identification Guide for the Mid-Atlantic (PDF) by the New York Botanical Garden. 


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