Scientific Name: Berberis haematoccarpa
Common Name:  Barberry
Family: Berberidaceae, Barberry Family
Duration: Perennial
Size: Up to 12 feet or more.
Growth Form: Shrub or subshrub; stiff erect branches.
Leaves: Dull green; evergreen, simple or compound leaves, compound leaflets 3 to 5, spine-tipped teeth, petioles, simply leaves narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, wavy and folded along midrib.
Flower Color: Yellow; 3 or more flowers (5) from inflorescence in axis internodes, fruit reddish brown or red.
Flowering Season: February to May.

Comments:  The fruit is edible.