Pest Photo

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut,

Glossy buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula

Glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) is an invasive plant of Eurasia. It was first detected in Indiana in 2002.

Planted as an ornamental, glossy buckthorn is an aggressive invader and noxious weed of wooded swamps, bogs, and inland fresh meadows, especially calcareous fens.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.