Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Family Rhamnaceae
Rhamnus frangula L.
European alder buckthorn, glossy buckthorn
Rhamnus: ancient Greek name for the buckthorn
frangula: old generic name
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, to 20' tall shrub
Fruit:blue-black berry
Leaf:top surface shiny, toothless edges

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Rhamnus list Google- Images or Text
Frangula alnus Mill.
Rhamnus frangula L. f. angustifolia (Loudon) Schelle
Rhamnus frangula L. var. angustifolia Loudon

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