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Hearts-a-bursting (Euonymus americanus)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Euonymus americanus
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Plant Soil Type: 

Once the seeds of hearts-a-bursting have ripened in mid-autumn, the red capsules burst open, scattering the orange seeds up to 15 feet.