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Rhamnus fragula

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

Drought tolerant

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:
10-12 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous dark green leaves; 1 to 3 in. long
Flower:
Creamy green flowers in leaf axis of new growth; small red to purple-black drupe
Zones:
3 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, spreading large shrub to small tree
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:
8-12 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1737