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Darwin's Barberry

Berberis darwinii

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Berberidaceae (Barberry)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small orange bell-shaped, hanging in clusters.
Fruit:
Small dark purple to black berries which ripen in summer.
Leaves:
Small and oval. The edges are spiny.
Maximum Size:
2 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The berries can be eaten raw or cooked.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Slightly scented flowers.
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, parkland, roadsides, woodland.