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American barberry (Berberis canadensis)


Berberis canadensis, commonly known as the American barberry or Allegheny barberry, is a member of the family Berberidaceae. Berberis canadensis is one of only two simple-leaved or 'true' Berberis indigenous to the United States. The other is B. fendleri of the southwest U.S. The epithet "canadensis" literally means "Canadian" but was often used by 18th-Century botanists to refer to any plants growing in northeastern North America.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Ranunculales

            • Family: Berberidaceae

              • Genus: Berberis