Rhamnus lanceolata Pursh
Lance-leaf buckthorn, Lanceleaf buckthorn
Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)
USDA Symbol: RHLA
A large shrub or small tree, 12-20 ft., with hairy twigs and persistent, glossy, narrowly oval leaves. Small, greenish-yellow, four-petaled, bell-shaped flowers occur in sparse, axillary clusters. Pea-sized fruits are first green, then red, finally shiny-black.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NE , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Native Distribution: PA & IN to SD, s. to AL & TX
Native Habitat: Open, wooded slopes; thickets; limestone exposures
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSupports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff