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Alder Buckthorn

Alder Buckthorn

Other Names

Black Dogwood
Breaking Buckthorn
Glossy Buckthorn

Alder Buckthorn Facts

The binomial name for Alder Buckthorn is Frangula alnus. In the past Frangula alnus was classified as Rhamnus frangula, a subgenus of Rhamnus. Some of the more widespread Frangula species of Buckthorn include Frangula betulifolia, or Birchleaf Buckthorn, Frangula californica, or California Buckthorn, Frangula caroliniana, or Carolina Buckthorn, Frangula purshiana, or Cascara Buckthorn, Frangula rubra, or Red Buckthorn, and Frangula sphaerosperma, or West Indian Buckthorn. Buckthorns are known by many other common names, including Avignon Berry, Black Dogwood, Coffeeberry, and Indian Cherry.

Alder Buckthorn Farms

It may be possible to find any alder buckthorn farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Alder Buckthorn Stories

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Parklands Initiative Grant protecting our natural heritage against invasive plants
For instance, the park in which the man I encountered was hiking is full Buckthorn. Buckthorn is a seemingly innocuous plant that I had never really noticed before this summer, but it is highly invasive, and can kill frogs. Buckthorn puts toxins out ... Cadillac News [ story ]

Parks Canada plants 39,000 trees to rehabilitate its forests
P.E.I. National Park staff and students planted 39000 trees this summer in an effort to improve the poor condition of the park's forests. [ story ]

Photo - Leo Michels - Untereisesheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Other Species

Alderleaf Buckthorn
Avignon Buckthorn
Birchleaf Buckthorn
California Buckthorn
Carolina Buckthorn
Cascara Buckthorn
Chinese Buckthorn
Common Buckthorn
Dahurian Buckthorn
Dyers Buckthorn
Hollyleaf Redberry
Island Redberry Buckthorn
Italian Buckthorn
Japanese Buckthorn
Lanceleaf Buckthorn
Lokao Buckthorn
Red Buckthorn
Redberry Buckthorn
Sawleaf Buckthorn
Sharp Tooth Buckthorn
Shiny Leaf Buckthorn
Smiths Buckthorn
West Indian Buckthorn

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