Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland
Berberis thunbergii DC.
Berberis: the Latinized form of the Arabic name for the fruit
thunbergii: for Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828), Swedish botanist and student of Linneaus who sent back plants from Japan to Europe; professor at Uppsala, Sweden
Invasive - Eradicate!
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive|
|Plant: ||perennial, spiny shrub to 8' with many branches|
|Flower: ||yellow, petals notched; solitary or in clusters (umbel-like) of 5-10 flowers|
|Leaf:||mostly with smooth edges|