Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus) is a small tree or shrub that is native to North America. You can find a Wahoo tree anywhere from Ontario to Texas and Florida. It often grows in meadows, thickets, valleys, and woodlands. Though it has small purple flowers in the spring, the Wahoo is most notable in the autumn, when it bursts into a brilliant red shade and produces hundreds of bright reddish-pink berries to match, which are often consumed by multiple species of songbirds. While the berries are toxic to humans, Native Americans used the Wahoo’s powdered bark for its medicinal properties. Its name comes from a distortion of the Dakota (Siouan) word wahu, from wa– “arrow” + –hu “wood.” Source.

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Photos taken at Old Town June 2022.