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
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Alder Buckthorn Stories
This invader may be creeping into your timber
There's an attractive “spoiler” invading northern woodlots, timber, even pastures and wetlands — glossy buckthorn. This shrub was widely recommended for conservation plantings in the Midwest until its invasive tendencies became apparent, note Michigan ... American Agriculturist [ story ]
UNH gets grant to study economic impact of invasive plants
UNH has conducted extensive research on glossy buckthorn, including planting an orchard of the fast-growing shrub at UNHís Kingman Farm to determine the life history characteristics of invasive glossy buckthorn under controlled conditions, free from ... Foster's Daily Democrat [ story ]
UNH researchers receive grant to study invasive plants
Specifically, researchers plan to map risk of glossy buckthorn invasion in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts; estimate costs and benefits of available and new glossy buckthorn control strategies; conduct focus groups, surveys andexperiments among ... The Keene Sentinel [ story ]