|common barberry|| USDA PLANTS Symbol: BEVU
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
|Berberis vulgaris L|
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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Ranunculales: Berberidaceae
|Synonym(s): common barberry, beet, epine-vinette, epine-vinette commune, European barberry, vinetteier|
|Native Range: Europe (REHD, BAIL);|
Common barberry is a deciduous shrub that can reach 13 ft. (4 m) in height. The leaves are oval, 3/4-2 in. (2-5 cm) long, 1/4-3/4 in. (1-2 cm) wide, serrate and occur in clusters of 2-5. Each cluster of leaves is subtended by a short, three-branched spine. Flowering occurs in May to June, when small, yellow, less than 1/4 in. (6 mm) wide flowers develop in panicles. Berries are red, oblong and less than 1/3 in. (10 mm) in length. Common barberry is native to central and southern Europe and occurs in shaded areas.
|Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources|
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This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.
|U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:|
|Acadia National Park (Maine)|
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (Pennsylvania)
Minute Man National Historical Park (Massachusetts)