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European Barberry - Berberis vulgaris
Other Names:  Common Barberry

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems erect 1–2 m with short axillary shoots and 1 to 3 spines per node. Leaves simple, short-petiolate, obovate, 15–50 mm long with spiny margins. Flowers with sepals to 8 mm long. Fruits red or bluish, ellipsoid, ca. 1cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Escaped from cultivation, introduced to much of northern U.S. and adjacent Canada; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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References
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Citation for data on this website:
European Barberry — Berberis vulgaris.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from