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Berchemia scandens

Supplejack, American Rattan, Alabama Supplejack, Carolina Supplejack

Scientific Name:

Berchemia scandens

Genus:

Berchemia

Species Epithet:

scandens

Common Name:

Supplejack, American Rattan, Alabama Supplejack, Carolina Supplejack

Plant Type

Woody Vine

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Swamp forests, bottomlands, streambanks, also upland in mesic to even xeric uplands over calcareous rock or sediment. Rare in NC piedmont, common in the coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Nothing Specified

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W6: Watch List: Regionally Rare (*Key)

Notes:

The flowers are inconspicuous. The small fruits are blue-black and toxic to people and pets, but the bark and foliage are distinctive.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/berchemia-scandens/

https://nc.audubon.org/700



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