OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (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

 

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 (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

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, broadly endemic to the Southern Appalachians & Ozarks

Look for it in rocky woods, forest openings, glades, usually over mafic rocks (such as diabase) or calcareous rocks (such as limestone), per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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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