Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Marcus, Joseph A.
Rhamnus lanceolata Pursh
Lance-leaf buckthorn, Lanceleaf buckthorn
USDA Symbol: RHLA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, WV Native Distribution: PA
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff