Berberis thunbergiiFOUND by DataTrooper
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I've been keeping a seasonal eye on the Japanese barberry in my yard. I missed documenting its brilliant red foliage, but have captured here its prolific red berries, its few remaining leaves, and its intimidating barbs. The multiflora rose is still green and growing strong right up through the middle of this bush. So be it. Its prickly invasive versus prickly invasive in this small corner of the world.
I know this is Japanese barberry because it has small, clumped, oval leaves that turn bright red in the fall. If you look closely in the photo, you can see two sharp thorns along the woody stem.
Check out these berries. Bright red, hard, oval, and each a bit bigger than pea-sized. Check out the tangled twists of thorny branches.
N 43.567796 °
W -70.223876 °
Tue, 2009-11-24 10:00
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