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Frangula betulifolia (Beechleaf frangula)
Anderson, Wynn

Frangula betulifolia

Frangula betulifolia (Greene) V. Grub.

Beechleaf Frangula, Birchleaf Buckthorn

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)


USDA Symbol: frbe2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Shrub; branches red to green when young, gray at maturity.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Southwestern United States, from Nevada to Texas.
Native Habitat: Among boulders, canyons, cliff bases.

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-06-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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