Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Plantae>Magnoliophyta>Magnoliopsida>Ranunculales>Berberidaceae>Berberis thunbergii DC.
This introduced species is the most common barberry in North Carolina. It is easy to recognize since it is our only barberry with entire leaves and simple spines.
Grayson Co., VA 9/23/06.
The leaves are spathulate (spoon-shaped).
Alleghany Co., NC 5/27/07.
Grayson Co., VA 7/3/06.
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