Berberis thunbergii

ClassificationDicots
FamilyBerberidaceae
Family (Traditional)Berberidaceae
GenusBerberis
Species:Berberis thunbergii DC.
Common NameJapanese Barberry
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: Yes; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: No; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Berberis thunbergii var. minor Berberis thunbergii var. minor Rehder

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Boyd (KY), Bracken (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Cumberland (KY), Fleming (KY), Greenup (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Larue (KY), Laurel (KY), Lawrence (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Metcalfe (KY), Montgomery (KY), Nelson (KY), Nicholas (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Owsley (KY), Pendleton (KY), Perry (KY), Powell (KY), Robertson (KY), Rowan (KY), Spencer (KY), Trigg (KY), Wolfe (KY), Anderson (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hawkins (TN), Hickman (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Monroe (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100313194 Nicholas Kentucky 13 Jul 1999 Ross C. Clark
25094
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313111 Laurel Kentucky 25 Aug 1981 Ralph L. Thompson
870
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313103 Harlan Kentucky 28 Aug 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
892
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313186 Montgomery Kentucky 28 Jun 1984 Julian Campbell
529
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313202 Owen Kentucky 15 Apr 2003 Ronald L. Jones
9363
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313087 Cumberland Kentucky 05 Oct 1997 James B. Beck
363
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313251 Spencer Kentucky 26 Apr 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
9998
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313228 Perry Kentucky 11 Apr 1997 Timothy J. Weckman
3454
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100723715 Campbell Kentucky 19 Apr 1998 Brian D. Yahn
8
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313160 McCreary Kentucky 18 May 2000 Joey Shaw
611
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313061 Bracken Kentucky 05 Jul 1999 Ross C. Clark
25048
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313152 Madison Kentucky 15 May 1995 Ronald L. Jones
7736
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313244 Robertson Kentucky 19 Jun 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8150
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313129 Madison Kentucky 21 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
465
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313145 Madison Kentucky 24 Apr 1993 Timothy J. Weckman
81
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313137 Madison Kentucky 24 Apr 1993 Timothy J. Weckman
81
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313079 Bracken Kentucky 21 Jun 1999 Ross C. Clark
24867
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313236 Powell Kentucky 18 Sep 1988 R. C. Clark
22109
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313269 Wolfe Kentucky 12 Oct 2008 Josh Howard
16
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313178 Metcalfe Kentucky 08 Jun 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
10453
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313210 Owsley Kentucky 03 May 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
10027
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
31234100313095 Harlan Kentucky 28 Aug 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
892
EKY
Berberis thunbergii
BEREA009811 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Berberis thunbergii
BEREA009810 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Berberis thunbergii
N/A Johnson Tennessee 07 Apr 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
31973000006283 Campbell Kentucky 06 May 1997 Naczi, Robert
5995
KNK
Berberis thunbergii
31973000006281 Pendleton Kentucky 30 Apr 1983 Buddell, George
832
KNK
Berberis thunbergii
31973000006287 Rowan Kentucky 09 Nov 1981 Thieret, John
52756
KNK
Berberis thunbergii
BEREA009809 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Berberis thunbergii
BEREA009805 Campbell Kentucky
BEREA
Berberis thunbergii
N/A Carter Tennessee 05 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
ETSU005551 Unicoi Tennessee 23 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 20 Mar 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
31973000006288 Rowan Kentucky 09 Nov 1981 Thieret, John
52756 1/2
KNK
Berberis thunbergii
31973000006282 Campbell Kentucky 26 Apr 1983 Buddell, George
888
KNK
Berberis thunbergii
MDKY00007832 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Berberis thunbergii
MDKY00007834 Boyd Kentucky
MDKY
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101289 White Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101279 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101285 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101280 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101276 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101284 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
MDKY00007836 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Berberis thunbergii
MDKY00007833 Greenup Kentucky
MDKY
Berberis thunbergii
MDKY00007838 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Berberis thunbergii
MDKY00007837 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Berberis thunbergii
MDKY00007835 Campbell Kentucky
MDKY
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101288 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101277 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101283 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101275 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101278 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101287 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101316 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101282 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
UCHT012557 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Berberis thunbergii
UCHT012555 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0061443 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101286 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
TENN-V-0101281 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Berberis thunbergii
UCHT012553 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Berberis thunbergii
UCHT012560 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0082920 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0061442 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0022382 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0069182 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0022387 Anderson Tennessee
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0088689 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0081186 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0071021 Lawrence Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0032345 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0051220 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0115863 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0022380 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0061440 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0110055 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0022386 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0102611 Perry Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0051219 Hickman Tennessee
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0079483 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0022383 White Tennessee
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0050859 Larue Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
HTTU013272 Monroe Tennessee
HTTU
Berberis thunbergii
MTSU004002 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Mar 2004 Lindsey Jett
MTSU
Berberis thunbergii
MTSU004007 Rutherford Tennessee 04 Apr 1980 Beatrice Twesigye
4
MTSU
Berberis thunbergii
MTSU004006 Rutherford Tennessee 1956-7 Euple Ann Gilbert
6
MTSU
Berberis thunbergii
UOS01525 Franklin Tennessee 30 Nov 2004 Brett Scheffers
UOS
Berberis thunbergii
ETSU026935 Hawkins Tennessee 09 Oct 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
191091
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 09 Oct 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0061441 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
APSC0061439 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Berberis thunbergii
MTSU004008 Rutherford Tennessee 07 Apr 1980 Lance Askins
MTSU
Berberis thunbergii
MTSU004009 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Apr 1980 Mary E. Reeder
15
MTSU
Berberis thunbergii
UOS01526 Franklin Tennessee 10 May 2007 Jon Evans
UOS
Berberis thunbergii
ETSU013525 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
ETSU013522 Unicoi Tennessee
RF2904
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
ETSU031095 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
ETSU025770 Johnson Tennessee 10 May 2014 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0404
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
ETSU013523 Unicoi Tennessee
RF2031
ETSU
Berberis thunbergii
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