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Search Term(s): Berberis thunbergii   (1 record found)

Barberry Family
Berberis thunbergii  (Japanese barberry)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Berberis: Latinized form of the Arabic name for the fruit; thunbergii: named for Carl Peter Thunberg, botanist
Life Form
Perennial Shrub
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Cultivated and escaping to woodlands and thickets; primarily of the Piedmont, rare on the Coastal Plain
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Medicinal Properties
Parts used: Root Bark, Leaves, Berries. Root bark and leaves used internally as a tea or tincture to treat infections of the gastrointestinal tract, liver disorders, skin problems from impaired liver function, urinary tract infections, and sore throats. Used topically as an ear wash for otitis media; as gargle for gingivitis, thrush, oral herpes, and canker sores; as a saline eyewash for conjunctivitis or blepharitis; as a vaginal douche or suppository for candidiasis, vaginosis; and as a poultice for topical staph infections and athlete's foot. Berries used internally for lowering fevers, bleeding gums, hypertension, and arrythmias.
ID Notes
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
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