Buckthorn Bark

What Does Buckthorn Bark Look Like? I Can't See any Thorns. Where Are They?

Buckthorn characteristics: Look for egg-shaped, hairless, elliptical leaves that are pointed at the tip, smooth, dark, glossy, and fine-toothed edges. Buckthorn bark is typically speckled and may be brown or grayish in color.

Thorns are often mistaken as new branches:
Hidden Buckthorn
Buckthorn Bark
Hawthorne branch with thorns
Buckthorn 1