We found this seemingly ornamental plant somewhere in the midwestern United States; does anyone know what it is?enter image description here

It's fairly low to the ground. Thanks!

  • $\begingroup$ If you add some more information about this plant for example widness of leafs, specify the somewhere part of your question and you might get your answer. $\endgroup$ – L.Diago May 31 '18 at 22:39

From the general appearance, and from the opposite leaves (seen if you look carefully in the enlarged photo) I think this is Euoynmous europaeus (Wikipedia entry). Specimens I've seen can grow like a ground cover, similar to your picture, but they also get shrubby/woody. It is not native to the US. We'd need more details/pictures to be sure, but I'm guessing from how you worded the question these might not be available.

  • $\begingroup$ Euonymus europeus has green twigs that are square in cross-section. There are hardly any other species (in Europe) that have this, so it is a very distinctive feature. $\endgroup$ – RHA Aug 29 '18 at 17:04

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