Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


576

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in 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:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

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

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Glossy Buckthorn, European Alder-buckthorn