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Shrub with black berries (added via Android)

Observed: 20th October 2013 By: valiantveggievaliantveggie’s reputation in Plants
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Found this shrub growing along the banks of the River mersey. Any ideas what it is?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) interacts


notpop's picture

buckthorn ?

Not Ivy,maybe some kind of buckthorn

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Not Ivy

When the photograph is viewed at full size the fruits can be seen to arise on individual pedicels from the leaf axils and are not in terminal umbels as ivy berries would be. Also the leaves are serrate, unlike Hedera helix which has entire leaves.