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Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus

Euonymus atropurpureus Jacq. var. atropurpureus

Eastern Wahoo

Celastraceae (Bittersweet Family)

Synonym(s): Euonymus atropurpurea var. atropurpurea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus


Record Modified: 2022-11-09
Research By: SET

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