Also called winged euonymus, winged spindle tree, and Oriental spindle-tree.  Its species name alatus means "winged".  Its common name "burning bush" comes from its bright red autumn leaves, which stay on the bush long after most other plants have 🍂︎ dropped theirs.

Part of staff vine or bittersweet  family Celastraceae.

Native to 🇨🇳 China, 🇰🇵 🇰🇷 Korea, and 🇯🇵 Japan.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48).   Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🇨🇦 Canada, 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan   Native alternatives (Great Lakes green entries).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 3)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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