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Berberis canadensis

Berberis canadensis Mill.

American Barberry

Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)


USDA Symbol: BECA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblanceolate
Leaf Apex: Obtuse
Leaf Base: Attenuate
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , GA , IL , IN , KY , MD , MO , NC , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MO, NC, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV)

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Berberis canadensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Berberis canadensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Berberis canadensis


Record Modified: 2022-09-29
Research By: SET

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