Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Berberis Linnaeus. Subfamily: Berberidoideae. Barberry.

Key to Berberis

A genus of about 500 species, shrubs, of North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and n. Africa. Many authors have favored the inclusion of Mahonia in Berberis, but we here follow Yu & Chung (2017).

ID notes: Other species of Berberis are used horticulturally in our area. Though none appear to be established at this time, the possibility of encountering species other than those treated above should be kept in mind.

Ref: Chen et al. (2020); Kim, Kim, & Landrum (2004); Loconte In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Whittemore (1997d) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997); Yu & Chung (2017). Show full citations.

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