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Euonymus alatus

Biological Category 
Species Type 
Shrub or woody bush
LHPrism Status 
Tier 4 - Widespread
Key Characteristics 
Twigs and young branches have corky wings that are visible in any season.
Leaves are oppositely paired along the stem and are finely serrated. In the fall the leaves become bright red leading to its common name, burning bush.

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Impacts of this species 

Burning Bush poses a threat to ecosystems by growing in dense thickets and crowding out native species. Birds feed on the red fruits every fall and consequently distribute the seeds, thus facilitating the shrub's colonization.