Berberis darwinii

Berberis darwinii_Zoya Akulova
Photo courtesy Zoya Akulova

Common names: Darwin barberry

Berberis darwinii (Darwin barberry) is a shrub (family Berberidaceae ) with yellow-orange flowers and small spiny leaves found in the central and north coast ranges of California. It is native to southern South America. It favors forest and woodland habitats. It spreads via birds and other animals that eat the fruit, and may also be dispersed in garden waste.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Berberis darwinii Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.