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New Factsheet explores two non-native invasive barberry species

Sep. 14, 2022
Japanese barberry berries. Photo by Kathy Smith.

Common barberry or European barberry, Berberis vulgaris, and Japanese barberry, Berberis thunbergii and their management is the focus of a new Factsheet available via Ohioline.

Discover the origins of these species, how to identify them with pictures illustrating their differences, how they spread and management options. In the Factsheet, learn about new research examining the relationship between tick populations and Japanese barberry. 


Kulhanek, A., T. McDermott, and K. Smith. Invasive Species Management: Common and Japanese Barberry, ANR-0106:

If you are interested in the topic of invasive plants, join the Ohio Woodland Stewards program for Invasive Plants: ID, Removal and What's Next on October 26, 2022.

Learn more about the class and how to register.