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Buckthorn

Observed: 12th October 2012 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
Buckthorn
Buckthorn
Buckthorn leaf (sorry!)
Description:

Scruffy, windswept bush, covered in berries. Caused some initial confusion as the leaves were not obviously opposite, as per all the books, but appeared to be in bunches on short shoots.
Close inspection of leaves - curving veins, no latex, toothed - and arrangement of berries in bunches confirmed it was Buckthorn.
Apologies for the photos, it was very windy!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) interacts

Comments

markwilson's picture

foodplant

This is supposed to be a foodplant for the caterrpillar of the brimstone butterfly