Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 9 taxa in the family Rhamnaceae, Buckthorn family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon Common Name: Supplejack, American Rattan, Rattan-vine
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Berchemia scandens   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Berchemia scandens   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Berchemia scandens 119-01-001   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bottomlands, streambanks, also upland in mesic to even xeric uplands over calcareous rock or sediment

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: New Jersey Tea, Redroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ceanothus americanus +   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ceanothus americanus   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ceanothus americanus 119-02-001   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, woodland borders (& other places, depending on variety)

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Ceanothus herbaceus, Prairie Redroot need picture of leaf or frond of Ceanothus herbaceus, Prairie Redroot need picture of flower of Ceanothus herbaceus, Prairie Redroot need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Ceanothus herbaceus, Prairie Redroot need picture of fruit of Ceanothus herbaceus, Prairie Redroot
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Common Name: Prairie Redroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ceanothus herbaceus   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ceanothus herbaceus   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in flood-scoured rocky riverbanks

Rare

Native: primarily midwestern US, disjunct eastward

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Buckthorn, Polecat-tree, Indian Currant
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Frangula caroliniana   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Frangula caroliniana   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhamnus caroliniana 119-04-001   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in dry to moist barrens, woodlands, & forests, Coastal Plain limestone bluffs and shell middens, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Frangula alnus, Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn need picture of leaf or frond of Frangula alnus, Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn need picture of flower of Frangula alnus, Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Frangula alnus, Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn need picture of fruit of Frangula alnus, Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn
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speaker icon Common Name: Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Frangula alnus   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Frangula alnus   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in forested areas, other disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Common Buckthorn, European Buckthorn
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhamnus cathartica   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhamnus cathartica   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Dahurian Buckthorn, Davurian Buckthorn
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Rhamnus davurica   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Rhamnus davurica ssp. davurica   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands, rarely naturalized

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Shell-mound Buckthorn, Small-flowered Buckthorn, Smallflower Mock-buckthorn
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Sageretia minutiflora   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sageretia minutiflora   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sageretia minutiflora 119-05-001   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in shell middens and shell hammocks, dry calcareous hammocks and maritime forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


need drawing of Ziziphus jujuba, Chinese Jujube, Common Jujube, Chinese Date need picture of leaf or frond of Ziziphus jujuba, Chinese Jujube, Common Jujube, Chinese Date need picture of flower of Ziziphus jujuba, Chinese Jujube, Common Jujube, Chinese Date need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Ziziphus jujuba, Chinese Jujube, Common Jujube, Chinese Date need picture of fruit of Ziziphus jujuba, Chinese Jujube, Common Jujube, Chinese Date
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Common Name: Chinese Jujube, Common Jujube, Chinese Date
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Ziziphus jujuba   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ziziphus zizyphus   FAMILY: Rhamnaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas. It has been cultivated at least as far north as NC

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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