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Rhamnus lanceolata (Lance-leaf buckthorn)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Rhamnus lanceolata

Rhamnus lanceolata Pursh

Lance-leaf buckthorn, Lanceleaf buckthorn

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Synonym(s):

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.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun

Distribution

USA: 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Value to Beneficial Insects

Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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Wildflower Newsletter 1985 VOL. 2, NO.3 - Greenhouse Assists Research, Wild color on the Hills, Director's Report, Clearin...

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USDA: Find Rhamnus lanceolata in USDA Plants
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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