Euonymus americanus from JP in South Carolina

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Found today along the Chestnut Ridge Heritage Reserve (Squirrel Mountain) off of SC hwy #11 near Gowensville, upper Greenville County, SC.
Thank you,
JP McGuire

Hi JP,

your picture shows the opened fruit of Euonymus americanus, called locally Hearts-a-bustin-with-Love, a wonderful name.  It is a native shrub, a pink fruit with orange seeds dangling from it. Strawberry bush is an alternate common name.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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