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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Frangula alnus   FAMILY Rhamnaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Frangula alnus   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Rhamnus frangula

 

COMMON NAME:
Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn


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image of Frangula alnus, Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rhfr_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Frangula alnus   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Frangula alnus   FAMILY Rhamnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Rhamnus frangula

 

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576

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Habitat: forested areas, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Not armed

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-white
Bisexual
5-merous

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red->Purple-black
Drupe

 

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