Plantsnap – Identify Plants, Trees, Mushrooms With An App

Berberis montana (Berberis montana)


Berberis montana is a shrub that reaches heights of growth of up to 2 meters. The bark of branches and twigs is smooth, reddish brown to gray in color and has longitudinal cracks; at young branches it is sometimes hairy; with age, it becomes fibrous. The thorns are in three parts, the mandrels 3 to 15 millimeters long; sometimes the lateral mandrels are not or only incompletely formed.The ganzrandigen leaves are ovate, ovate-lanceolate or oblong, 5 to 18 millimeters long and 1.5 to 9 millimeters wide. The attachment point of the leaf on the branch remains after the leaf fall as 2 to 3 millimeters long stump.The inflorescence consists of a single flower or a dolden-like tuft of two to three flowers. The yellow-orange flowers are stalked 0.6 to 1.2 inches long and become about 3.5 to 6 millimeters long. The flowers contain about 15 bractsThe spherical fruit has a diameter of about 8 millimeters and has a 1 to 2 millimeter long stylus and contain about seven seeds that are about 4 millimeters long.Berberis montana flowers in their homeland from November to January, they fruit from January to March

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Ranunculales

            • Family: Berberidaceae

              • Genus: Berberis