Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Digital Herbaria

Frangula caroliniana

Frangula caroliniana (Walter) A. Gray

Carolina Buckthorn, Carolina False Buckthorn, Yellow Buckthorn, Indian Cherry, Yellowwood

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

USDA Symbol: FRCA13
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

click to enlarge

Specimen & Label Data

Rhamnus caroliniana

Carolina Buckthorn


Location: Gunsight Mountain Ranch, Tarpley.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: In moist understory of Quercus, Ulmus, and Cornus.

Description: Erect tree, 4.5 m tall, crown rounded, twigs red-brown, bark thin, tight, irregularly furrowed. Leaves alternate, petioled (to 15 mm), simple, entire, obovate, rounded at base, acute at apex, to 4x8 cm, shiny dark green above, paler beneath, w/8-10 pairs of distinct lateral veins (orange) parallel to margins. Fruit on short peduncled cymes in axils, globose; seed 2-3, stoney.

County: Bandera
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jul 18, 1992
Specimen number: 475

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0683
Accession Date: Mar 22, 1994
Accession Number: 49

Annotations: (in fruit)

Return to List