Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from 1-5 m tall with thorny shoots, native to the temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. They are closely related to the genus Mahonia, which is included within Berberis by some botanists.

Barberry

Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous…

An illustration of a berberis branch. Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from 1-5 m tall with thorny shoots, native to the temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. They are closely related to the genus Mahonia, which is included within Berberis by some botanists.

Berberis

An illustration of a berberis branch. Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus…

An illustration of the berberis flower. Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from 1-5 m tall with thorny shoots, native to the temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. They are closely related to the genus Mahonia, which is included within Berberis by some botanists.

Berberis Flower

An illustration of the berberis flower. Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus…

The common name of berberis is barberry. The nepalensis variety has yellow flowers that grow together along slender, elongated racemes.

Berberis Nepalensis

The common name of berberis is barberry. The nepalensis variety has yellow flowers that grow together…

Berberis stenophylla is the naked-leaved variety of barberry. This variety is said to be a hybrid between berberis empetrifolia and berberis darwinii.

Habit and Flowering Twig of Berberis Stenophylla

Berberis stenophylla is the naked-leaved variety of barberry. This variety is said to be a hybrid between…

The flowers of berberis wallichiana grow on drooping stalks with six to eight flowers in each cluster. This shrub grows between six and ten feet tall.

Berberis Wallichiana

The flowers of berberis wallichiana grow on drooping stalks with six to eight flowers in each cluster.…

An illustration of the berberis fruit. Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from 1-5 m tall with thorny shoots, native to the temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. They are closely related to the genus Mahonia, which is included within Berberis by some botanists.

Fruit of Berberis

An illustration of the berberis fruit. Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus…

An illustration of the a stamen and pistil of the berberis plant. Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a genus of about 450-500 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs from 1-5 m tall with thorny shoots, native to the temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. They are closely related to the genus Mahonia, which is included within Berberis by some botanists.

Pistil and Stamen of Burberis

An illustration of the a stamen and pistil of the berberis plant. Berberis (Bér-be-ris, barberry,…

This cluster of flowers is also known as a raceme. the plant is the Barberry.

Barberry Flower

This cluster of flowers is also known as a raceme. the plant is the Barberry.

Enlarged individual flower of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

Barberry Flower

Enlarged individual flower of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

Enlarged petal of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

Barberry Petal

Enlarged petal of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

The cluster of leaves and raceme of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

Seed

The cluster of leaves and raceme of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

The shoot of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

Shoot

The shoot of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

A stamen, with the anther opening, of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).

Barberry Stamen

A stamen, with the anther opening, of the Barberry, (Gray, 1858).