Washington State Weeds

Common Barberry

Washington state noxious weed - common barberry

Berberis vulgaris


Family Name: Berberidaceae
Class: C
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 Why is it a noxious weed? Common barberry is an alternate host for stem rust which affects small grain cereals, such as wheat, barley and oats. Because of the importance of wheat as a crop in Washington and of recently reported increases in the incidence of rust and different rust races, it is listed as a Class C noxious weed.

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