Taxon  Report   3547    
Euonymus occidentalis  Nutt. ex Torr.
Burning bush,  Western burning bush
Euonymus occidentalis
© 2002 Brad Kelley
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Euonymus occidentalis
© 2007 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Euonymus occidentalis
© 2004 Timothy Milliken 2004
Euonymus occidentalis, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Euonymus occidentalis
© 2017 Diane Etchison
Genus: Euonymus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Euonymus occidentale
More information about  Euonymus occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).