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Cultivars of popular ornamental woody plants that are being sold in the United States as non-invasive are probably anything but, according to an analysis by botanical researchers published in the October issue of BioScience.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have solved a longstanding mystery as to why a pathogen that threatens the world's wheat supply can be so adaptable, diverse and virulent.
By McDonald, Robert I Motzkin, Glenn; Foster, David R MCDONALD, R. I. (Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138), G. MOTZKIN AND D. R. FOSTER (Harvard Forest, Harvard University, Petersham, MA 01366).
Berberis is a genus of plant with about 500 species. They are largely evergreen shrubs that measure 3 to 18 feet tall. Several species have become popular garden shrubs, known for features such as its ornamental leaves. Berberis is characterized by dimorphic (having separate male and female) shoots. The long shoots form the structure of the plant while the smaller short shoots measure just .04 to .08 inches long. The leaves on its long shoots have three-spined thorns. From the bud of each...
Darwin's Barberry (Berberis darwinii) is a species of Barberry native to southern South America in southern Chile and adjacent southwestern Argentina. It is categorized in the family Berberidaceae. It is a dense branched, thorny evergreen shrub reaching heights of 3 to 4 yards tall. The branches begin at ground level and are crowded with small oval shaped leaves. The leaves are less usually just under an inch long and a quarter of an inch broad, with a spiny margin. They are arranged...
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