Euonymus americanus from Kristin In SC

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The plant or maybe more of a vine plant was found near our creek while I was cleaning out briars. It is in a shaded area about 15 feet from the creek. Each leaf has a stem with a small white/ pale colored flower. The flowers are no more than a nickel/ quarter size. I would take better pictures, but it is raining unfortunately now and will be for the next several days. I have reached out on Facebook, looked at numerous wild flower books to no avail. Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks!

Hi Kristin,

I am your wildflower book. This is the low shrub, sometimes trailing, usually called hearts-a-bustin-with-love, in flower instead of fruit.  It is very distinctive with that flower position on top of a leaf.  Euonymus americanus is the scientific name. It is a nice native plant, usually called a shrub.


Steve Hill, Ph.D. Botanist, SCNPS

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