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South Downs Tree

Observed: 20th September 2012 By: cthomegrh
Whole aspect
Spring flowers
Autumn Leaves
Tree shape
Trunk showing bark

Compact rounded tree about 20 ft tall. Mature with gnarled bark and much lichen. The photos cover two seasons, spring and autumn. In spring the tree has flowers in bunches among the leaves. There are no discernible fruit. In autumn ( Sept) the leaves are still bright looking but darker green.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) interacts


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Do you have a photo of the

Do you have a photo of the flowers?

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Clusters of greenish

Clusters of greenish 4-petalled flowers, late spring clinch id. If no fruit a male, or a female with no mates. Cannot tell for sure from flower pic, but the centre of the flowers seem rather busy, as if crowded with anthers so i would suggest a male plant.