North Carolina Wildflowers, Shrubs, & Trees

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Rhamnaceae > Berchemia (Supplejack)

Supplejack, American Rattan (Berchemia scandens) Supplejack, American Rattan (Berchemia scandens)
Craven Co., NC
27 Aug 2006

Rare in the NC piedmont but common in the coastal plain, this vine can grow high into the crowns of trees in swampy habitats.

Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; Alan Weakley's Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Supplemental resources include USDA plants website, and NatureServe.

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