Yushan Barberry

2019-09

Yushan Barberry

©莊信賢

©莊信賢

Text |Cynthia LaiConsultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

Named after Yushan where it was first discovered, the Yushan Barberry mostly grows at high-altitude mountain areas of the Central Mountain Range. In late spring and early summer, mountain hikers may find bright yellow flowers blooming on this shrub and glossy red berries during autumn. Be careful while approaching it, it has thorns to protect itself.

In late spring and early summer, mountain hikers may find bright yellow flowers blooming on this shrub and glossy red berries during autumn. Be careful while approaching it, it has thorns to protect itself.

Yushan Barberry
Binomial name:Gentiana arisanensis Hayata
Family: Gentianaceae