Chadron State College, High Plains Herbarium
Catalog #: CSCN-V-0040877
Taxon: Euonymus atropurpureus Jacq.
Family: Celastraceae
Determiner: M. Nee (1976)
Collector: M. Nee   14529   
Date: 1976-06-27
Verbatim Date: June 27, 1976
Locality: United States, Wisconsin, Richland, 3 mi SE of Richland Center.
43.30238986  -90.32341902
Verbatim Coordinates: TRS: T10N R1E sec 36 SE1/4 NW1/4
Elevation: 250 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 250 m
Habitat: Dry, W-facing hilltop, heavily pastured by cattle unitl about 10 years ago, mostly Poa pratensis. Becoming brushy by invasion of Zanthoxylum americanum, Ulmus american, U. rubra, Crataegus.
Associated Species: Phleum pratense, Daucus carota, Rhus radican (low, non-viny), Achillea millefolium
Description: A clone with some old dead gnarled shrubs in the center, the largest stems 15 cm in diameter, most living ones are younger, to 3 m tall and 8 cm in diameter. Bark smooth, gray, becoming furrowed only on largest stems. Twigs green, becoming brown the second year but may be persistently green on undersides for several more years. Inflorescence braches green; pedicels purple. Flowers odorless, dark purple except for yellow anthers and dull green stigma. No fruits found on any of the three clones found here when visited later in the summer.
Reproductive Condition: Flrs
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Record Id: 1309201e-f34b-4037-b36f-d9d0cc83a87f
Occurrence ID (GUID): 1309201e-f34b-4037-b36f-d9d0cc83a87f
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Current Record
Chadron State College, High Plains Herbarium (CSCN)
M. Nee 145291976-06-27
Catalog Number: CSCN-V-0040877
GUID: 1309201e-f34b-4037-b36f-d9d0cc83a87f
Latest Identification: Euonymus atropurpureus
Identified by: M. Nee1976

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (OSH)
Nee, Mike 145291976-06-27
Catalog Number: OSH0000247
Latest Identification: Euonymus atropurpureus var. atropurpureus

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