Plant ID forum: Please help to identify this shrub

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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Oct 28, 2017 11:26 AM CST
Can anyone identify this shrub found at the edge of a nature reserve in North Yorkshire,please?
Other hedgerow plants growing in the same area included;- hawthorn, blackthorn. dogwood, field maple, elder, dog rose, various willows ( I thought at first it may be goat willow, but it isn't)
Thank you
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 28, 2017 11:50 AM CST
Hm, it might be forsythia or a type of spirea. Very hard to tell at this point. It will be much easier to ID it in the spring when it flowers.
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ViburnumValley
Oct 28, 2017 7:13 PM CST
I think that is a Rhamnus sp. (syn. Frangula sp.). It is definitely NOT a Forsythia nor Spirea species.

You could take more definitive images to help ID this plant. It appears to have subopposite arrangement of leaves. Closeups of the buds would be helpful, as would pictures of the entire plant. Take some pictures of the terminals of those long stems.
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Silversurfer
Oct 28, 2017 11:32 PM CST
If it has been planted as part of a wild life hedge it could be a UK native Frangula alnus.

The outer bark is dark brown but the inner bark is bright yellow when exposed.

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Name: Trish
North Yorkshire
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Yorkshirelass
Oct 29, 2017 10:36 AM CST

Thank you for your replies. Frangula seems the most likely at present,although the bark is grey not dark brown. I will take more photographs next time I visit the reserve and scratch a bit of the bark to see if it is yellow underneath.
I do like to find something different to identify, you're always learning with plants - do you agree?
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