A shrub of the genus Berberis, common along roadsides and in neglected fields. B. vulgaris is the species best known; its oblong red berries are made into a preserve or sauce, and have been deemed efficacious in fluxes and fevers. The bark dyes a fine yellow, esp. the bark of the root.
Lydford-on-Fosse, Mendip, Somerset, TA11
Chilmark, Wiltshire, SP3
Barberry in Spanish is Bérbero
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" The barberry and currant must escape Though her small clusters imitate the grape." - Fruit