Euonymus oxyphyllus, a
deciduous shrub growing to 1-4m in height, inhabits forests in hilly
to mountainous regions, with barks gray and smooth. Leaves are in
the alternate arrangement; blades measure 3-10cm long, 2-5cm wide,
oval, or long-oblong, with fine, obtuse serrations on margins. Both
surfaces are with no hairs. Petioles measure 3-10mm long. Cymes come
out of axils and hang down, which set 3-30 green-white or light
purple flowers; the flowers measure as large as 8mm in diameter, and
highly developed disks are in the centers of the flowers. Sepals,
petals, and stamens are 5, respectively, and pistils 1. Capsules,
about 1cm across, spherical, mature in red in September-October.
Bloom time: May-June.