Something Happening Here

Manhattan Euonymus (Euonymus kiautschovicus)

Manhattan Euonymus (Euonymus kiautschovicus)

The berry of this evergreen shrub has split open and something is coming out. It appears to be another stage of this plants reproductive process.

Photograph of Manhattan Euonymus (Euonymus kiautschovicus) taken October 2016, front garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Nikon 18-55mm lens.

4 thoughts on “Something Happening Here

  1. Wonderful colours! And wonder what is coming out of the berry? Normally there is nothing after the berry, so wonder what the purpose of this orange piece is? 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much, Inger 🙂 It appears to be a seed emerging, which attracts birds to eat it so it can be dispersed. Thanks to Barry below.

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  2. I think that’s a sort of Spindle Tree, and the seed is emerging from the berry, to be eaten by birds and thus dispersed in their droppings?

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