Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
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Buffalo Nut is a fairly common medium-sized, alternate-leaved, deciduous shrub in the sandalwood family.
Haywood Co., NC 5/9/08.
Spikes of greenish flowers appear in spring.
Buffalo Nut is parasitic on the roots of various broadleaf tree and shrub species.
Clay Co. NC 5/14/05.
The flowers are 5-parted.
The fruits are poisonous.
The fruit is an odd pear-shaped drupe.
Buncombe Co., NC 7/8/06.
Alleghany Co., NC 9/23/06.
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