Euonymus alatus (aka burning bush, winged euonymus, winged spindletree) is considered highly invasive in its range in the U.S. — from Maine to Georgia along the east coast and throughout the mid-west — and prohibited now from being sold in many states, but Euonymus europaeus (European spindletree), which has a somewhat smaller but similar U.S. range, is not nearly so invasive, though it is also a non-native, and it’s got gorgeous pink-orange fruit this time of year. (E. europaeus is apparently invasive in isolated pockets of New England, mainly in Massachusetts, and sparsely in the midwest.)
There are a couple of bushes of E. europaeus growing along the road near Kezar Lake in Sutton, NH. I’ve been noticing them for the past few years on my frequent walks there.
late Oct. 2014:
early Oct. 2014:
The pink and orange combo reminds me of …
And the sunset, like this one on Interstate 89 in New Hampshire, August 2013:
And of course Dunkin Donuts.
Lol! Gorgeous photos. And your last line made me chuckle.
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