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February 16, 2016: Botany Photo of the Day will return this spring with a new format similar to the new UBC Botanical Garden web site. In the meantime, please enjoy the restored content!

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'

Most members of the spike-thorn family are tropical, but a few genera, including Euonymus, are well-represented in temperate climates – in some areas, too well-represented. Though the striking foliage of compact burning bush has high ornamental appeal, it's been observed to be an invasive plant in eastern North America. This behaviour has not been noted in the maritime climates of western North America, where it is a Great Plant Pick (PDF) | GPP web site.

Photography resource link: Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape refutes the notion that everything worth doing in photography has already been done in “Been There, Done That”.

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