Distinguishing Invasive Buckthorn from Native Alderleaf Buckthorn

Distinguishing Invasive Buckthorn from Native Alderleaf Buckthorn

Distinguishing between non-native and native buckthorn is important so that management efforts can be targeted appropriately. The following description separates two invasive buckthorns from native alderleaf buckthorn.

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Managing Invasive Buckthorn in Natural Areas

Managing Invasive Buckthorn in Natural Areas

Common (European) buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus[Rhamnus frangula]) are non-native, deciduous, woody shrubs or small trees introduced to North America during the 1800s. This article describes the effectiveness of various management methods.

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