Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Rhamnus cathartica L. image
Photographer: Stephen L. Solheim           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

(c)John M. Randall/The Nature Conservancy

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski
Family Rhamnaceae
Rhamnus cathartica L.
common buckthorn, European buckthorn
Rhamnus: ancient Greek name for the buckthorn
cathartica: purgative
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, to 20' tall tree, dark bark marked with lenticels
Fruit:blue-black berry
Leaf:dull green, toothed edges
(Glossary)

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