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Eastern Leatherwood

( Dirca palustris )

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Eastern Leatherwood
Ropebark
Thymelaeaceae
Dirca
Dirca palustris
Linnaeus
ON, QC, NB, NS
Characteristics

Shrub

Deciduous

Shade

Sand, Loam

Dry, Moist

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Atlantic Maritime, Mixedwood Plains

Woodland, Prairie/Meadow/Field

Woodland, Prairie/Meadow
Design Considerations

0 cm

200 cm

Apr - May

Yellow

Yes

Yes

Green|Purple|Red






Yes


No
Conservation Status



Interesting Tidbits

POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Minor skin irritation when touched, low toxicity if ingested. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea; contact with bark may cause skin irritation with blisters. Toxic Principle: Resin. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)


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