Calflora
Taxon  Report   7075    
Rhamnus crocea  Nutt.
Redberry buckthorn
Rhamnus crocea
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Rhamnus crocea
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Rhamnus crocea
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Rhamnus crocea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Rhamnus crocea
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Rhamnus
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Southern Oak Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rhamnus crocea ssp. crocea
More information about  Rhamnus crocea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (RHCR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).