alder buckthorn

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alder buckthorn

A deciduous shrub, the bark of which contains anthraquinones; it has laxative activity and has been used internally by herbalists for constipation, and topically for minor cuts.
Toxicity Prolonged use may evoke a “lazy bowel” syndrome; it should not be used in patients with colitis, haemorrhoids, or gastric ulcers, or in pregnancy or during nursing.
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Removal of invasive species, especially glossy buckthorn, which compete with and shade seedlings.
The Tamarack bog at BNP currently has two major invasive species, glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) and multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) both of which tolerate a wide range of habitats.
Common buckthorn (CB) predominates in sun rich environments like meadows and edges whereas glossy buckthorn (GB) is more often found in shaded, moist environments.
Glossy buckthorn, found before 1980 in only four communities in the county is now in all except seven.
Efforts continue to rid the property of such invasive plants as glossy buckthorn and Japanese knotweed.
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