Barberry (Family Berberidaceae)

 

Berberidaceae is a family of 15 genera flowering plants commonly

called the Barberry family. The family contains about 570 species,

of which the majority (450) are in Genus Berberis. The species in-

clude trees, shrubs and perennial herbaceous plants.

 

Berberidaceae species are primarily found in temperate to sub-tropical
zones. Widespread in the North Temperate, and tropical mountains,
including South America.

 

Species of Berberidaceae are used as edible berries, maily from from
Berberis spp. (barberry); in the United States, Mahonia aquifolium
(‘Oregon grape’) is a economically important crop.

 

 

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