Calflora
Taxon  Report   9447    
Rhamnus alaternus  L.
Italian buckthorn
Rhamnus alaternus
© 2011 Eric Wrubel
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Rhamnus alaternus
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Rhamnus alaternus
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Rhamnus alaternus, a dicot, is a shrub that is not native to California. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Rhamnus alaternus
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Rhamnus
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Rhamnus alaterna
More information about  Rhamnus alaternus
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (RHAL12)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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