Family, Barberry. Sepals, petals, and stamens, 6. Sepals falling early. Fruit, a few-seeded blue berry. Flowers in cymes, terminating the stem, which grows from a thick rootstock. Leaf, one very large, from the root, roundish, deeply cut into nearly equal halves, each half being 5 to 7-lobed, with petiole fastened underneath, like an open umbrella. Often 2 more similar leaves, but smaller, joined to petioles near the margin of the leaf, on the flower-stem. May.

Near springs on the mountains of Virginia and southward.