Berberis L.


3 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, Vic.

*Berberis aristata DC.

Shrub up to 3 m high with trifid leaf spines. Leaves elliptic-oblong, up to 5 cm long, dentate with acuminate teeth, sessile or nearly so. Flowers in axillary racemes. Fruit bright red becoming purplish and glaucous. Naturalized at Yerranderie and Macquarie Pass. Introd. from Himalayas