Monday, June 24, 2013
This year has been amazing for blooming things. I've been finding all sorts of cool plants that I didn't know were there. Like this Euonymus atropurpureus. The common name is Burning Bush, but it's not the kind that the garden centers sell. [It's also called Eastern wahoo, which is totally ridiculous, so I've decided not to tell you that.] This is a native tree. I saw one in our woods once, and in my neighbor's woods once [I'm assuming it wasn't the same tree. I don't think they're magic walking trees.] Turns out we have one near the house, too. I've only seen them in the fall so I didn't realize they had such great flowers. Click the pic for a closer look.