Frangula alnus Mill.
Family: Rhamnaceae
European alder buckthorn,  more...
[Rhamnus frangula L.,  more]
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Etymology: Rhamnus: ancient Greek name for the buckthorn
Plants: erect, perennial, to 20' tall shrub
Leaves: top surface shiny, toothless edges
Fruits: blue-black berry
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Invasiveness: Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
- woody plants with simple leaves and small perfect white flowers

- leaves pinnately veined and entire

- bud scales pubescent

- flowers perfect, 5-merous;petals like hoods over the anthers

- styles united

- fruit berry (red then black) with 2-3 stones

 

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