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Italian Buckthorn - introduced (*Rhamnus alaternus)

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Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family).

Native of the Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: The seed is spread by birds, and this weed is usually found at the base of trees, growing near gardens which have buckthorn planted. It is a common weed near the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens.


Rhamnus: from the Greek name for this plant.

Photos 1, 2: Italian Buckthorn. Downes Road, Castlemaine.