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The Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) is a species of shrub in the Rhamnaceae family.

This shrub can reach 8m in height, and has black berries on twigs which are often shaped into a thorn. The leaves are oval and can reach almost 10cm in length. This species is found in southern Britain, as well as Wales (where it is rare) and Ireland (where it is scattered).

Buckthorn

Buckthorn - http://www.flickr.com/photos/qwertyqwertyqwerty/

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