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Spindle seed

Observed: 9th December 2009 By: jon keanjon kean’s reputation in Plantsjon kean’s reputation in Plants
spindle seed
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Spindle (Euonymus europaeus) interacts


Batnovice's picture

Distinctive Seeds

really give this tree a positive id - I've always wondered if they can be used as a natural dye?

miked's picture

was this growing in the wild,

was this growing in the wild, I assume so in which case the ID is OK, however there are various garden types of Euonymus that can look rather like this.

Chris Metherell's picture

Euonymus spp

I echo Mike's question. This has the jizz of a cultivar about it.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

jon kean's picture

It was in an ancient hedgerow

It was in an ancient hedgerow near to a nature reserve, a long way from gardens - at least a mile. It was quite a large specimen. However there are not a lot of hedgerow specimens left as they were grubbed out in the 1950s as they were thought to harbour carrot root fly.

Jon Kean