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The black alder is native to western North America, southern Canada and central California. The plant grows as a shrub or small tree and reaches growth heights of 1.5 - 3 m to a maximum of 6 m. Typical for the tree is the rotten smell of the bark (naming), Rhamnus purshiana shoots 0.7-0.8 cm large, red to black-violet stone fruits.
The bark of the tree can be used to dye wool, cotton or silk.
:Rhamnus purshiana is the parent plant of Rhamni purshianae cortex , the official extract of the bark of the decaying tree (Commission E monograph), which is used in various applications, especially for constipation.
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