Taxonomy

Euonymus europaeus | Spindle | Feoras

Distribution

Status

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Identification

Flowers: May-June; clusters of greenish-white flowers

Fruits: Distinctive bright pink 4-lobed capsule

Twigs & bark: Twigs green especially when young, 4 angled; bark grey/brown, ridged when mature

Habitat

Hedgerows, rocky ground, scrub, mainly on lime-rich soils

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Occasional, locally frequent

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

Traditionally used to make spindles

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