Rhamnus cathartica (Common Buckthorn) is a species of tree in the family Rhamnaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Poland, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Algeria, Iran, Latvia, Yugoslavia, Austria, Eastern North America, Estonia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Turkey, Norway, France, Morocco, Belgium, Moldova, Albania, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Romania, Denmark, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, and Ukraine. They have simple, broad leaves and drupe. Flowers are visited by Callophrys gryneus. Individuals can grow to 3.6 m.
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