Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Leatherwood, Leatherbark, Wicopee, Rope-bark
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Dirca palustris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dirca palustris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Dirca palustris 133-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Dirca palustris


Pale yellow, funnel- or bell-shaped flowers about 1/3" long, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.


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