Dirca palustris L. - Leatherwood
Native , Rare
By Kerry Barringer
Not peer reviewed
Last Modified 02/01/2013
Nomenclature*Dirca palustris L., Sp. Pl. 358. 1753.
HabitatRich, moist deciduous or mixed deciduous woods.
Rarity StatusConnecticut: not rare.
New York: not rare.
New Jersey: not rare.
Species BiologyFlowering: April. Flowers appear before the leaves.
Fruiting: May and June.
Dispersal: The fruits are eaten by birds and never remain on the plant for long.