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Rhamnus cathartica

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Common buckthorn
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Trees
Comment:

Easy to transplant; fruit attracts birds

Description:
Small evergreen or deciduous trees or shrubs, twigs often thorn-tipped; leaves alternate or nearly opposite, simple, smooth or toothed; flowers small, 4-5-parted; fruit a fleshy, black berry.
Height:
18-25 ft.
Flower:
0.2 in. glossy black fruit in fall
Zones:
3-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types; tolerates drought and air pollution
Texture:
Large shrub to low branched small tree; rounded; crocked stems
Form:
Medium
Poison Part:
Berries.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Toxic Principle:
Glycosides.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas in rich woods, landscapes as cultivated ornamental shrub.
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
1.5 to 3 in. opposite simple, dark green leaves; modest yellowish green fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2185

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