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Rhamnus caroliniana

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Carolina buckthorn
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Trees
Comment:

Native

Description:
Small evergreen or deciduous trees or shrubs, twigs often thorn-tipped; leaves alternate or nearly opposite, simple, smooth or toothed; flowers small, 4-5-parted; fruit a fleshy, black berry.
Height:
15-30 ft.
Flower:
.3 in. fruit that changes from red to black
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; moist well drained soil
Texture:
Rounded
Form:
Medium
Poison Part:
Berries.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Toxic Principle:
Glycosides.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas in rich woods, landscapes as cultivated ornamental shrub.
Width:
12-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
2 to 6 in. alternate, simple, dark green leaves; yellowish fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2183