Bumelia lanuginosa var. rigida
• Also known as, “Rigid Wooly-bucket bumelia,” “Blackhaw,” “Wooly-buckthorn,” “Wooly-bumelia,” and “False-buckthorn” to mention a few.
• Flowers June to July, and the fruit matures September to October.
• The fruit is eaten by many wildlife species. Birds are very fond of the fruit; in fact, they get it as soon as it ripens.
• A gum is freely exuded from wounds on the trunk.
• The stiff branches form a narrow crown and are often spiny.