Berberis vulgaris L.
Common Name: COMMON BARBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Forests, thickets, meadows, river banks. A European species, collected as early as 1833 in Detroit, Wayne Co., and formerly widely cultivated and escaped. Now largely eradicated because it is an alternate host for wheat rust.

Locations

Allegan County
Bay County
Berrien County
Emmet County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Only on Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Mason County
Midland County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Presque Isle County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=542.