Invasive SpeciesBurning bush

Euonymus alatus
FOUND by 53hm31
E. Waterboro
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Field Notes
I think my plant is Burning Bush. The temperature was about 63 degrees out and their was a blanket of clouds covering my plant and I. It was 1:14 and the ground was fairly dry. The first time I went out to look for my plant it was very hard to pull a leave of my plant, but as the days progressed and the weather got colder my plant started to loose leaves and so did it's neighboring plants of the same species. My plant has 4 centimeter long leaves that are oval shaped and fairly simple. It is about 1 meter stick tall, but I do think that it is just a baby plant because some of its fellow species are quite bigger and have more foliage. My plants leaves are crimson colored in the fall, but I have not looked at it in the summer and based on my resources the leaves are suppose to be green in the summer months. Also the main stem is about 1 1/4 inch and the spring off stems are about 3 millimeters in diameter.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
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The leaves of burning bush are about 2-7 inches and my plants leaves are about 4 inches long.
Photo of my evidence.
The main stem of my plant is about 1 inch and 1/3 wide and has 2 millimeter spring off branches.
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves of the plant are red in the fall but I have never seen them in the summer but their suppose to be green.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Euonymus alatus
Common name:
Burning bush
Count of individuals: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.581619 °
W -70.701731 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Campus native plant id. (Fall 2013)
Trip date: 
Wed, 2013-10-16 04:40
Town or city: 
E. Waterboro
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
6 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Recent disturbance
Tree canopy cover: 
Soil moisture: 


Great supporting evidence! You took some great photos and I enjoyed looking at your sketch!

Thank you very much i enjoyed reading your feedback