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Common Spindle Tree   arrow

Euonymus europaeus (u’-on’-uh-mus ewe-rope’ee-us)
Family: Celastraceae, Bittersweet

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Similar to Eastern Wahoo, Euonymus atropurpureusEuonymus leaf.

Leaf: Not hairy beneath

Flower: Yellowish-green

Fruit: Pink-red, orange seeds, orange aril.