Invasive SpeciesCommon buckthorn

Rhamnus cathartica
FOUND by Blue
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Ms Hotaling
Peer reviewed by Green Pengaffaroos
Field Notes
I am surprised we found something that smell a lot like carrot which made me HAPPY,
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
the berries are the seasonal change of the common buckthorn (which is a characteristic of the common buckthorn).
Photo of my evidence.
The bark pattern of this picture matches the bark pattern of common buckthorn. Also, the color of the bark is brownish.
Photo of my evidence.
On the end of each branch of the Common Buckthorn there is a "spike" which is a characteristic of Common Buckthorn, NOT a characteristic of the invasive species Glossy Buckthorn.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Rhamnus cathartica
Common name:
Common buckthorn
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.738270 °
W -70.274770 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Upland Edge of Stream and Road
Trip date: 
Fri, 2011-09-16 08:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
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