Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1212

Shrub, Tree
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

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

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Bisexual
5-merous
Flowers in few-flowered clusters in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red->Black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

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 (1968) 119-04-001:
Rhamnus caroliniana   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Buckthorn, Polecat-tree, Indian Currant