Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 13 taxa in the family Berberidaceae, Barberry family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Barberry, Allegheny Barberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Berberis canadensis   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Berberis canadensis   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Berberis canadensis 077-01-001   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in rocky woods, forest openings, glades, usually over mafic rocks (such as diabase) or calcareous rocks (such as limestone)

Rare, broadly endemic to the Southern Appalachians & Ozarks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Barberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Berberis thunbergii   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Berberis thunbergii   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Berberis thunbergii 077-01-002   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests, old fields

Uncommon (rare in GA & SC Piedmont)

Non-native: Japan

 


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camera icon Common Name: Evergreen Barberry, Wintergreen Barberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Berberis julianae   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Berberis julianae   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it to be seeding down and escaping locally near horticultural plantings

Waif(s)

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: European Barberry, Common Barberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Berberis vulgaris   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Berberis vulgaris   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leatherleaf Mahonia, Chinese Mahonia, Holly-grape
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Mahonia bealei   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mahonia bealei   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Mahonia bealei 077-02-001   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in deciduous forests in suburban areas, spread from plantings

Uncommon in Piedmont (rare elesewhere), but naturalizing widely in the Southeast

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cascade Oregon Grape, Cascades Mahonia
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Mahonia nervosa   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mahonia nervosa   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Native: western North America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Creeping Oregon Grape
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Berberis repens   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Mahonia repens   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Native: northwestern North America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nandina, Heavenly-bamboo, Sacred-bamboo
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Nandina domestica   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nandina domestica   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nandina domestica 077-03-001   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in forests and woodlands in suburban areas, commonly planted, increasingly escaping and naturalizing

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Twinleaf
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Jeffersonia diphylla   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Jeffersonia diphylla   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Jeffersonia diphylla 077-04-001   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in moist & extremely nutrient-rich forests, generally over calcareous or mafic rocks (including limestone, dolostone, amphibolite, greenstone, etc) or very rich alluvium

Rare in GA & NC

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Blue Cohosh, Papooseroot, Green Vivian
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Caulophyllum thalictroides   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Caulophyllum thalictroides   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Caulophyllum thalictroides 077-05-001   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Blue Cohosh, Giant Blue Cohosh
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Caulophyllum giganteum   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Caulophyllum giganteum   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Caulophyllum thalictroides 077-05-001?   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Umbrella-leaf, Pixie-parasol
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Diphylleia cymosa   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Diphylleia cymosa   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Diphylleia cymosa 077-06-001   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in seepages & on brook-banks, sometimes away from brooks or seeps in northern hardwood or cove hardwood forests (but then usually in subterranean seepage), primarily at moderate to high elevations

Uncommon (rare in SC), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: May-apple, American Mandrake
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Podophyllum peltatum   FAMILY: Berberidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Podophyllum peltatum 077-07-001   FAMILY: Berberidaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests, bottomlands, slopes, pastures

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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