Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3824

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Leaves subopposite or alternate, or fascicled on short shoots
Petioles 1-2.7cm long

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
4-merous
4 petals in staminate flowers (petals absent in pistillate flowers)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhamnus cathartica   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhamnus cathartica   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Buckthorn