P1050542

Euonymus americanus L.

Subshrub/perennial

Native: L 48

Location:  N 30 00 162′ W 84 33 000′ (.5 RL)

This is a photo of the seeds.  Small white flowers bloom  in April and May.  Because the shrub is spread thinly the flowers are not easily seen.

Deer eat its its foliage and young shoots and northern flickers, brown thrashers, catbirds, eastern bluebirds, cardinals and eastern towhees and wild turkeys eat its seed.  Small insects and flies are pollinators.

A tea made of sweet gum bark, summer graps and hearts-a-bustin’-with-love was drunk by native Americans.

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