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(First upload on November 7 2014. Last on July 4 2015) [ 日本語 | English ]

Berberis thunbergii DC.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Berberis L. (メギ)
Megi (メギ, 目木), Japanese barberry
Kotoritomarazu (コトリトマラズ)
Life form: deciduous shrub ≈ 1-2 m high
Distribution: endemic to Japan (south to Kanto District)

→ escapted to Hokkaido

Habitat: forest edges and floors in the original regions
Seed dispersal: red fruits → animal
Utilization: gardening → cultivars, e.g., atropurpurea

Berberis thunbergii in Japan


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[1-4] at an edge of Alnus japonica forest along a stream near Onnenai Visitor Center in Kushiro Moor, eastern Hokkaido, on July 2 2014. The tree looked naturalized. [5] at the imperial gardens in the former lawn (Shiba) detached palace, Tokyo, on May 29 2015.

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