Common Buckthorn
Rhamnus cathartica
Family- Rhamnaceae, also includes Supple Jack (Berchemia scandens)


This shrub escaped from Europe


Leaves: Opposite, Simple, Elliptical, Toothed, No Hair,
Green both sides, 3-7 cm.
Very Scaly Leaf Buds, Terminal Buds often have spiny ends.
Yellow inner bark,

Stalk: Spotted white on brown, generally dark.

Flowers: Small and Green, blooming May to June

Fruits: Appear to be berries, deep-colored.

Where: Old South St.

Spiny Bud