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|Species: Rhamnus cathartica|
European buckthorn is a shrub with brown and corky bark. The inner bark is yellow.
Leaves are opposite and simple, although a few may be alternate. The leavees are 2" long, rounded, and fine-toothed. The ends of the twigs have thorns.
Habitat & Range
Native to Europe, European buckthorn is invasive in North America, spreading throughout much of the United States and southern Canada.
The fruit is a dark blue berry, about 1/4" wide.
Featured image by James Dake.