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Dirca Palustris

Botanical Name:

Dirca palustris

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, organic soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Native Plant, Poisonous, Shrub

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

6-12 ft.

Flower

Pale yellow flowers have long yellow stamens, are bell-shaped, and up to 1/3 inch long. They are borne in axillary clusters in the early spring. In North Carolina, flowers are available from March to April.

Fruit

Green to red drupe. In North Carolina, the yellow-green fruits are available from June to July., Green, Purple, Red

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Warning

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.)

Taxonomy

Order

Myrtales

Family

Thymelaeaceae

Genus

Dirca

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