Berberis vulgaris – Barberry

Berberis vulgaris - Barberry

– FAMILY: Berberidaceae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: Berberis vulgaris, also called regular barberry, European barberry or simply barberry, is a shrub in the genus Berberis. It produces edible yet strongly acidic berries, which people in numerous nations eat as a tart and refreshing fruit. It is a deciduous shrub growing up to 4 meters (13 ft) high. The leaves are little oval, (2–5 cm) long and (1–2 cm) wide, with a serrated edge; they are borne in bunches of 2-5 together, subtended by a three-stretched spine 3–8 mm long. The…

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