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Marcus, Joseph A.
Rhamnus lanceolata Pursh
Lance-leaf buckthorn, Lanceleaf buckthorn
USDA Symbol: RHLA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff