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Dirca palustris

Common Name: Leatherwood

Type: Forb
Light Exposure: Shade To Part Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
Height: 6 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Blooms From April to May

More Information

The yellow early spring flowers and red fall fruit make this an attractive choice for a shaded shrub in a landscape. Leatherwood is one of the few native shrubs blooming abundantly in deep shade, due to its early leaf-out. It is a shrub indicating an old growth forest. The bark of Dirca palustris has been know to cause dermatitis.