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Dutch oven 05-Sep-20
John in MO / KY 06-Sep-20
Bush found in north-central KY with what appears to be an X-shaped pod
From: Dutch oven
Euonymus species. Hopefully this is our native Euonymus atropurpureus (Wahoo) and not the invasive Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) which is becoming a big problem. Check the twigs for "corky wings" on the non-native Burning Bush. Wahoo have red/scarlet seeds while Burning Bush seeds are orange.
Thanks. The seed pods are pink and yellow with a hint of orange. The bush was growing amongst bush honeysuckle and the seed caught my eye as unusual. I was in a hurry and only grabbed the leaf and seed for ID.
From: John in MO / KY
Looks like a Wahoo to me. I have them on my place in central KY.
Yep, looks like you both nailed it. I had never heard of that plant before. Thanks
download the app "seek" to your phone its pretty good identifying plants