Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Read more about Common Buckthorn at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Common Buckthorn, European Buckthorn
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Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with spinose spur shoots
Leaves usually opposite to subopposite, sometimes alternate or on short shoots
Petioles 1-2.7cm long
4 petals in staminate flowers (petals absent in pistillate flowers)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control p173
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p284