Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Berberis vulgaris   FAMILY Berberidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Berberis vulgaris   FAMILY Berberidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
European Barberry, Common Barberry


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bevu_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_675

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Berries red, not pruinose, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Berberis vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm140816_676

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Bark of second-year branches gray, glabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Berberis vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm140816_677

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Leaf margins finely serrate, each w (8)16-30 teeth tipped w spines or bristles, per Flora of North America.

image of Berberis vulgaris

JK Marlow    jkm140816_678

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Berberis vulgaris

Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org    bug_5350087

Month Unknown        

image of Berberis vulgaris

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448856

Month Unknown        

Inflorescences racemose, lax, 10-20-flowered, per Flora of North America.

image of Berberis vulgaris

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448860

Month Unknown        

Spines present, simple or 3-fid, per Flora of North America.

image of Berberis vulgaris

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448974

Month Unknown        

Commonly cultivated & widely naturalized in 17-1800s, now infrequent or absent, per Flora of North America.

image of Berberis vulgaris

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448977

Month Unknown        

An alternate host for wheat rust fungus, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Berberis vulgaris

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5448990

Month Unknown        

Berries ellipsoid (8-10mm long, 4-5mm broad), 10-20 in a raceme, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Berberis vulgaris

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448995

Month Unknown        

Inner bark is yellow; spines mostly branched, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.