Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) – Identified

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Posted By: Laura Lemke


Not sure if it blooms.


  1. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    It’s difficult without flowers & its location (this will help to narrow down its genus & species). Please resubmit with closeups of the branches & main trunk. I have some ideas but need to see more of the plant & its location. I could be wrong, but it appears there are two different plants in the pictures? The leaves in the bottom of the photo, to my eyes they could be a species of buckthorn (Rhamnus) perhaps? A closeup of leaves & main trunk would help more. Check out images of a species of buckthorn, the common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). If this isn’t that, please re post with details mention above. Thank you & best wishes!

    July 15th, 2019 at 1:50 am

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