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Frangula alnus
glossy buckthorn Buckthorn Family
Frangula alnus Rhamnaceae
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common names
  glossy buckthorn
  columnar buckthorn
  European alder
  fen buckthorn
  tall hedge buckthorn
  alder buckthorn
accepted scientific name
  Frangula alnus Miller
rules for finding collection records
  Frangula alnus (838)
  Rhamnus frangula (476)
family name
  Rhamnaceae
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Category: Shrubs, Broadleaf Trees
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.125 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 2nd week of May thru 1st week of November
Invasive in MN, NH, VT

How Likely at this Location (33%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
base map where plant found
mag select

Forest
Wetland
Disturbed
Brush
Riparian
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