Berberis thunbergii DC.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Berberis thunbergii DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Densely and divaricately branched, to 2 m; spines usually simple; lvs obovate to spatulate, mostly obtuse, entire, short-petiolate; fls solitary or in umbel-like clusters of 2–4, 8 mm wide; fr 1 cm; 2n=28. Native of Japan, frequently escaped from cult. along roadsides and in thickets in our range. May.

  • Common Names

    Japanese barberry