Berberis thunbergii DC. (ITIS)
Japan (Zouhar 2008)
1875 (DeGasperis et al. 2007)
Introduced as an ornamental and promoted as a replacement for common barberry (Berberis vulgaris), which is a host for black stem rust (Zouhar 2008)
Forms dense stands that compete with native trees and herbaceous plants (Ward et al. 2009)
Eastern and Midwestern U.S.
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DeGasperis, B.G., and G. Motzkin. 2007. Windows of opportunity: historical and ecological controls on Berberis thunbergii invasions. Ecology 88(12):3115-3125.