Taxon: Frangula caroliniana (Walter) A. Gray

Genus: Frangula
Family: Rhamnaceae
      Tribe: Rhamneae
Nomen number: 403164
Place of publication: Gen. Amer. bor. 2:178. 1849
Name Verified on: 30-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2008
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Carolina buckthorn  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • Indian-cherry  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • yellow buckthorn  (Source: Websters Dict) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Krussmann)
  • Human food: fruit (fide L Edible Pl; Krussmann)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Missouri, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Ohio
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Foster, S. & J. A. Duke A field guide to medicinal plants: Eastern/Central North America, 2nd ed. 2000 (EastC Med Pl)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Kellermann, J. 2011. Review of Rhamnaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)


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