Buckthorn – Rhamnus purshiana

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Buckthorn – Rhamnus purshiana

Common Name: Buckthorn, Cascara Sagrada

Botanical Name: Rhamnus purshiana, RAM-nus per-shi-AH-na

Decorative Life: 2-3 weeks.

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  • Rhamnus was a city along the coast of Ancient Greece. Cascara sagrada means “sacred bark” in Spanish.
  • The bark is the source of a strong laxative.