“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Leatherwood is a woodland shrub grown horticulturally for hundreds of years as a collector’s plant. Palustris means ‘growing in a swamp.’ This plant is very adaptable to wet soils and woodland-type shade. Small yellow flowers are produced in March & April just before the leaves emerge. The fruit ripens in May and June. Birds love them, so they are gone quick! Leaves are shiny green and a little fuzzy underneath, and are held alternately on the greenish-yellow stems.
Mid (May - June)