Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Small deciduous shrub to about 2m. Spines generally 3-partite. Petiole to about 1 cm lamina up to 8 x 2.5 cm, but generally much smaller than this. Leaves with obvious veins and serrulate margins. Medium yellow flowers in racemes. Berries ripening to crimson-scarlet, oblong and up to 11 mm long.
Similar in general appearance to B. wilsonae, but B. vulgaris has petiolate leaves, with obvious veination and serrulate margins.
berberis: From the Arabic name berberys
Seed and suckering.