OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Berberis canadensis   FAMILY Berberidaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Berberis canadensis   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 077-01-001:
Berberis canadensis   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry


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image of Berberis canadensis, American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_beca2_001_lvd

        

image of Berberis canadensis, American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry

David Campbell    mdc_berberis_canadensis

April    McDowell County    NC

Flower clusters drooping, with 3-12 yellow flowers, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Berberis canadensis, American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry

David Campbell    mdc_berberis_canadensis_b

April    McDowell County    NC

Spines mostly trifurcate, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Berberis canadensis, American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140428_150851

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Berberis canadensis, American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140428_151126

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves oval with rounded tip & tapering base, margins w bristle-tipped teeth, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Berberis canadensis, American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140428_151202

April    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

6 sepals & 6 petals, the petals w notched tips (vs. rounded on B. vulgaris), per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Berberis canadensis, American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry

David Campbell    mdc_4214

September    Granville County    NC

Fruit 3/8" long, round or oval, red, juicy, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Berberis canadensis, American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry

Sam Pratt    sbp_3416

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Berberis canadensis   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Berberis canadensis   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 077-01-001:
Berberis canadensis   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Rocky woods, forest openings, glades, usually over mafic rocks (such as diabase) or calcareous rocks (such as limestone), sometimes along fence-rows in sw. VA (presumably spread by birds), per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems armed w mostly branched nodal spine(s); leaf teeth tipped w weak bristles

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 sepals
6 petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Berry

 

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