9 responses to “Berberis wilsoniae”

  1. Beverley

    Berberis wilsoniae – Z6 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Berberis wilsoniae – Z6-9 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  2. Greg

    I’ve always thought this was Mrs. Wilson’s Barberry. If it were named after Wilson himself, wouldn’t it be wilsonii? Hemsley’s original description (Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1906: 151. 1906) might make explicit whom he’s commemorating, but I’m not able to get to the library just now.
    Anyway, it’s a favorite in my garden.

  3. Peter Wharton

    Hi Daniel,
    You certainly deserve a “writing vacation” – you are an inspiration to us all! A small contribution here. Berberis wilsoniae is named after the wife of E.H. Wilson, hence the feminine ending to the specific name.
    The photograph brings back surging memories of a recent field trip to southern Sichuan where this species adorned treeless mountain slopes from the subalpine to hot arid valley bottom habitats. A plant much loved in the UK for the combination of toughness, resilience and dainty aesthetics. Peter

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Greg and Peter – I appreciate it!

  5. E. Marie Robertson

    Enjoy your writing vacation, Daniel. Actually, I’m very much looking forward to seeing your abstracts and landscapes!

  6. Eric in SF

    Have a great year end & beginning break, Daniel. Thanks for spreading so much botany love on the ‘net!

  7. Gabriella

    truly splendid, I continue to watch your beautiful photos even if I do not write to you, and I have little to make,


    beautiful beautiful stunningly beautiful photo from Eric. Thanks for posting it here, Daniel — the berries look good enough to eat in this image.
    You deserve a long break from your writing — everything you do for the website it MUCH appreciated by me and I’m sure by the many visitors BPOTD now has. I would imagine the number to be in the millions. You’ve done an excellent thing here with the BPOTD website. Every day there is a new photo, thanks to you and the many people who submit their photos. I’ve been honored to have my own photos featured here. It’s a gift to see one of mine here, really.
    I have come to this photo backwards from January 19th and have to say your idea for a writing vacation and abstract photos w/o commentary is great. You have put up some lovely abstract compositions that would be gorgeous blown up huge and hung on the walls on campus somewhere. What do you think about that idea?
    take care and enjoy your break. Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate.

  9. ravikant

    it is a great medicated and beutiful tree. in homeopeathy barbarisQ usesin cure or stone medicine.it is a hearbs of great economic value plant.

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