Euonymus atropurpurea / Celastraceae
Oak Ridge, TN
May 31, 2005
This is no longer "Mystery shrub #4" on my "Flowers I Can't Identify" gallery, my friend Sonnia in Texas is like a bulldog when she meets the challenge of a new wildflower, she doesn't give up until she identifies it! :) I found this small shrub blooming along a Haw Ridge greenway trail. It has 1/4" maroon flowers. I knew it was related to Hearts-A-Bustin', but I couldn't figure out exactly what it was. I love the common name of this shrub, it is fun to say!