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Rhamnus

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RAM-nus
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Small evergreen or deciduous trees or shrubs, twigs often thorn-tipped

Distribution:  Native throughout or cultivated ornamentals

Severity:  CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.

Found in:  Forest or natural areas in rich woods, landscapes as cultivated ornamental shrub.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rhamnus
    Family:
    Rhamnaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, NC
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Fleshy, black berry
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    leaves alternate or nearly opposite, simple, smooth or toothed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Glycosides
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers