Berberis vulgaris, also known as common barberry, European barberry or simply barberry, is a shrub in the genus Berberis. It produces edible but sharply acidic berries, which people in many countries eat as a tart and refreshing fruit. It is a deciduous shrub growing up to 4 metres (13 ft) high.
Similarly one may ask, is barberry poisonous?
Barberry plants have been found to have a toxicity level of 3. It is mildly toxic and consuming parts of this plant can cause minor depression, diarrhea and vomiting in humans. Dogs showing these symptoms should be taken to a good veterinarian. Many dried Barberries are poisonous in nature.
Is cotoneaster edible?
The berries on your cotoneaster are not considered edible and should not be consumed. They do not appear on the list of plants poisonous to humans, but if the berries are eaten in quantity they can be toxic.
Are Berberis berries poisonous?
All of this, of course, is far less of a concern than children gobbling bright, but deadly berries, which are designed to say: ''Come and eat me''. Many plants such as aucubas, cotoneaster, berberis, honeysuckle, holly and rowan all have enticing berries that have a low toxicity or are non-toxic.