Berberis thunbergii, B. vulgaris
(Japanese barberry, Common barberry)

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(1) Posted with permission by Betsy Lyman, TNC, Pennsylvania.

USA Images: (Click on thumbnail images for a closer view)

Note: because of the difficulties in distinguishing these species, we have opted to not provide species identification for our Berberis images. However, we do indicate the state where the images were taken.

Red fruit, CT

3-tipped spines, CT

Immature fruit, MA

New leaves, IL

Young leaves, MA

One plant, MA

In cultivation, MA

Flowers I, NY

Flowers II, PA

Flowers III, PA

Plantlet, MA

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Updated May 2008
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