Unknown Purple Berry Tree

Jeff_07920July 17, 2014

I found this berry tree in a Union County, New Jersey park and can't identify it.
Note that the leaves have smooth edges, not serrated edges,
The unripe berries have gooseberry like pattern. The ripe berries are dark purple with little light colored dots.

Thank you for your help with this.
Jeff

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Frangula alnus

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 11:15PM
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Jeff_07920

Thank you Lycopus.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 7:23AM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

AKA Glossy buckthorn is an invasive species.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 7:33AM
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