Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Berchemia scandens
Family: Rhamnaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1S2

Swamps and wet woods, chiefly on the coastal plain (Gleason and Cronquist 1991); also, in mesic to even xeric uplands over calcareous rock or sediment (Weakley 2011).

Species Description:
Perennial vine or sprawling woody plant.

Flowering Period: Early May to late May.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
High-climbing woody vine of swamps and wet woods, leaves oval-shaped with conspicuous parallel ascending veins, glabrous; fruit is 6-8 mm long, oval and somewhat compressed.

Avoid changes in moisture conditions at the site. These could result from overstory removal, changes in hydrology.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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