alder buckthorn

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alder buckthorn

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(Plants) a Eurasian rhamnaceous shrub, Frangula alnus, with small greenish flowers and black berry-like fruits
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buckthorn - a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
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Two forms of invasive buckthorn are common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica); and glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula).
Physiological Basis by Which Common and Glossy Buckthorn Compete with One Another, Hawthorn, and Gray Dogwood.
These items, as well as more calorific foods, such as strobiles of Norway spruce, inflorescences of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) and fruits of glossy buckthorn, have not previously been recorded in the diet of D.
Glossy buckthorn, Asian bittersweet, and autumn olive have their places, but those places aren't supposed to be in New England.
Only 6 tamarack (Larix laricina) trees remain, while deciduous trees, particularly red maple (Acer rubrum) and invasive species such as glossy buckthorn (Rhamnusfrangula) and multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), dominate the bog.
The glossy buckthorn Rhamnus frangula (also mildly poisonous) has bark and growth form that looks somewhat similar to the chokecherry.