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Buckthorn Species
The buckthorn plant family includes three different species found in the United States. Two species are non-native, invasive plants that quickly develop into dense, uncontrollable thickets. The last is a small, deciduous shrub found in southern areas of... More »
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Rhamnus is a genus of about 110 accepted species of shrubs or small trees, commonly known as buckthorns in the family Rhamnaceae. Its species range from ...


Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) was first brought to Minnesota from Europe in the mid-1800s as a very popular hedging material. Shortly after its ...


Buckthorn identification. Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). Appearance: Tall understory shrub or small tree up to 25' high with a spreading loosely ...


Jun 5, 2013 ... Biological, ecological and regulatory information on the invasive plant common buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica.


European buckthorn (also called "common buckthorn" or just "buckthorn") is a tall , understory shrub brought to North America in the early 1800s as an ...


A species profile for Common Buckthorn from USDA's National Invasive Species Information Center.


Common Buckthorn, also known as European Buckthorn, is an invasive shrub found throughout Ohio, the greater Midwest, and a large portion of the eastern ...


Invasive Species—Best Control Practices. 1. Common buckthorn is native to Eurasia and was introduced to North America in the 1880s as an ornamental plant.


Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) is a small deciduous tree or large shrub that can grow to six meters in height. It has dull green oval or egg shaped ...