New York Metropolitan Flora

Dirca palustris L. - Leatherwood

Dirca palustris
Dirca palustris   L.  -  Leatherwood

Photo © by Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Taken by G. A. Kalmbacher 1975.

Native , Rare

By Kerry Barringer

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 02/01/2013

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Dirca palustris

Common Names

Leatherwood

Nomenclature

*Dirca palustris L., Sp. Pl. 358. 1753.

Description

 

Habitat

Rich, moist deciduous or mixed deciduous woods.

Rarity Status

Connecticut: not rare.

New York: not rare.

New Jersey: not rare.

Species Biology

Flowering: April. Flowers appear before the leaves.

Pollination:

Fruiting: May and June.

Dispersal: The fruits are eaten by birds and never remain on the plant for long.

Germination: