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Frangula betulifolia ssp. betulifolia

Frangula betulifolia (Greene) V. Grub. ssp. betulifolia

Beechleaf Frangula, Birch-leaf Buckthorn

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Synonym(s): Rhamnus betulifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Pima Counties of Arizona; Trans-Pecos Mountains of Texas; New Mexico and Mexico.
Native Habitat: Moist canyons, stream and creek banks, 4420'-8800'.


Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Frangula betulifolia ssp. betulifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Frangula betulifolia ssp. betulifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Frangula betulifolia ssp. betulifolia


Record Modified: 2011-08-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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