Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Euonymus Grandiflorus

This plant is fruiting now, and the seeds are remarkable. Black seeds with a red fleshy attachment. Or red fleshy seeds with a shiny black attachement? I don't know, but they are beautiful when you take a moment to get a close look.

Euonymus generally grows to be a bush or tree. It is called Spindle or Spindle tree because the wood has been used to make spindles to spin wool.

Some of the plants in this genus have lovely fall foliage. I'll have to make an observation at a later date to see if this one is deciduous.

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