Plant ID forum: (Euonymus)

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 29, 2015 4:51 PM CST
Growing in my 'meadow-lawn'. Does it look familiar to anyone?

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thanks!
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Jul 30, 2015 2:03 PM CST
I don't know what it is, but it sure is pretty and healthy. Can't wait to find out. Smiling
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 30, 2015 2:13 PM CST
thanks, Josephine! Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 30, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Reminds me of Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

edited to add: That was just a guess on my part and I see that Catharanthus roseus doesn't grow that far north so I don't know what it might be.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 30, 2015 3:40 PM CST
thanks, Lin. Now I am imagining a landscape where vinca and tropicals are hardy! Sighing!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jul 30, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Are the leaves opposite or alternate. And they look serrated. Are they?
Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
Jul 30, 2015 6:30 PM CST
Reminds me of Euonymus of some sort but I'm no expert. I do have wintercreeper but no burning bushes.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 30, 2015 6:49 PM CST
They are definitely serrated! Opposite v alternate--I haven't quite figured out how to distinguish that yet. *Blush*
Here's a close-up:

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Euonymous--that would be cool! Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 30, 2015 7:37 PM CST
LOL, now that I see the closeup I know it's definitely not Catharanthus. Green Grin! It might be Wintercreeper/Eyonymus: http://www.mdinvasivesp.org/species/terrestrial_plants/Winte...
Winter Creeper (Euonymus fortunei)
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/un...
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jul 30, 2015 7:43 PM CST
A simplified version of opposite vs alternate.
http://www.amnh.org/learn/biodiversity_counts/ident_help/Par...
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jul 31, 2015 5:16 AM CST
thanks, Celia--great link! Thumbs up I guess it is alternate then?
Lin, thanks for the links! Thumbs up I had no idea euonymus was invasive! I guess there are different varieties. I don't think that's it, though, thank goodness, as it is growing straight up, and is not vine-like.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Aug 9, 2015 1:35 PM CST
Well, even though it doesn't look vine-like I guess it's probably euonymous! Will need to pull it up....
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