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Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Siebold
Common Name: WINGED EUONYMUS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

A species of eastern Asia, widely cultivated for its distinctive winged branches and brilliant autumn foliage. It spreads occasionally to forests, thickets, and untended yards, sometimes forming dense stands. First collected in 1980 in Berrien Co.

This species is very distinctive  at all seasons if bearing the corky-winged twigs. However, plants spreading into natural areas sometimes lack the corky wings of cultivated strains.

Locations

Allegan County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Crawford County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Lenawee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 28, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=803.