SCIENTIFIC NAME: Evonymus spp
COMMON NAME(S): Burning bush, Strawberry bush, Hearts-a-bustin', Spindle tree, Wahoo
FAMILY: Celastraceae - Celastrus family, Staff-Tree family
ALLERGENIC PRINCIPLES: Unknown
COMMENTS: Cases of violent purgation in horses and humans have been reported. Other species: E. atropurpureus (Burning bush, Wahoo) - Frequently cited in poisonous plant lists. E. europaeus (Spindle tree) - Frequently cited in poisonous plant lists. Ingestion of fruit in this species has caused vomiting, diarrhea, mental symptoms and loss of consciousness. Also, this species has been noted to be dangerous to children and livestock.