Data mode


Sign up

Copy permalink to share

Frangula caroliniana (Walter) A. Gray. Carolina Buckthorn, Indian-cherry, Yellow-wood, Polecat-tree. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Dry to moist barrens, woodlands, and forests, Coastal Plain limestone bluffs and shell middens, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks. Dist: Sw. VA west to s. OH and s. MO, south to c. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA12, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Va; = Rhamnus caroliniana Walter – RAB, S, S13, Tn, Tx, W, WH3; > Frangula caroliniana (Walter) A.Gray var. caroliniana – Il; > Frangula caroliniana (Walter) A.Gray var. mollis (Fernald) Mohlenbr., – Il; > Rhamnus caroliniana Walter var. caroliniana – C, F, G, Brizicky (1964a); > Rhamnus caroliniana Walter var. mollis Fernald – C, F, G, Brizicky (1964a)

Show in key(s)

Show parent genus

Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily ?: 6

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend.

image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Frangula caroliniana (Rhamnus caroliniana), Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge, Jackson County, Alabama 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


See something wrong or missing on about Frangula caroliniana? Let us know here: (Please include your name and email if at all complicated so we can clarify if needed.) We greatly appreciate feedback, and will include updates from you in our next webapp update, which can take a few months.

« show previous | back to original search ↑ | show next »

Cite as...