Details of this species in New Hampshire
Source: USDA, NRCS, 2002
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
Agricultural: Mehrhoff et al (2001) states that, "Buckthorn control is also of interest to small grain producers; the shrub is an alternate host of the crown rust of oats, which affects oat yield and quality."
Modification of fire regime: Mehrhoff et al (2001) states that, "In fire-adapted ecosystems such as savannas and prairies, the lack of vegetation under buckthorn prohibits fires."
Reduction in native biodiversity: Mehrhoff et al (2001) states that, "R. cathartica tends to form dense, even-aged thickets, crowding and shading out native shrubs and herbs, often completely obliterating them."
Last Modified: 8/07/2005 10:21:05 a.m.