Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Japanese Barberry

Japanese Barberry, Berberis thunbergii, can be found sparsely in a few locations around the lake. Its long slender thorns can be easy to miss, especially once it leafs out.

Yes, by it name we can assume that it's a traveler, coming into New England around 1875. It is considered invasive, but what's in a name? It's beautiful and certainly isn't overtaking anything as far as I can see.

A couple of views of the flower buds...

Tomorrow, we start the bird series! Until then, here's a shot of a lovely couple during last evening's sunset.

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