[NAFEX] birds & cherries, & buckthorns
dwoodard at becon.org
Sat Jul 19 18:49:20 EDT 2008
Sea-buckthorn is in a different genus; it is Hippophae rhamnoides and
has nothing in common with the others but the common name as far as I know.
Purging buckthorn (from Europe) is Rhamnus cathartica. I've seen it on
sandy loam and on clay; it's versatile and hard to stop. The nasty
thorns mean that you have to be careful how you grab it.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
John S wrote:
> has a good summary of this plant. I grow cultivated varieties that
> produce better fruit than shown in the pictures. NAFEX has an interest
> group that includes this plant, headed by Mr. Black, I believe.
> --- On *Fri, 7/18/08, tanis cuff /<tanistanis at hotmail.com>/* wrote:
> From: tanis cuff <tanistanis at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] birds & cherries, & buckthorns
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Friday, July 18, 2008, 7:25 PM
> Sorry. I missed your location. I'm in sWI and see honeysuckle & 2
> species of invasive-exotic buckthorn on light soil in dry woods & degraded
> & old-field sites. What is the edible buckthorn you grow?
> About robins, I have to wonder if they aren't seeking moisture. I never
> see them at the bird-baths, but then I don't watch all day. I wonder if
> when they can't get enough juicey earthworms, cutworms, grubs, etc., then
> they must feed on juicey berries. Any bird watchers on the list who know about
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