Leatherwood (Dirca palustris) - Leatherwood is a slow growing shrub that can grow four to seven feet tall and three to five feet wide. The bark is smooth with the old bark gray in color and year old bark in light brown. The shrub blooms yellow tubular flowers before the leaves appear. The leaves are slightly thick with an oval shape and green with a slightly hairy underside. The berries ripen in May and are quickly eaten by birds. The bark and twigs are extremely flexible, and can be tied into knots without breaking. The bark is and was used to make baskets for weaving. (read more...)
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