Berberis fendleri

Fendler Barberry
Berberis fendleri

Family: Barberry (Berberidaceae)
AKA: Barberry, Colorado Barberry
Photo taken on: September 1, 2009
Location: Quemazon, Los Alamos, NM
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Woodlands, Ponderosa

A shrub growing to 6ft in colonies with spiny stems and spoon-shaped leaves. The fruits are edible. Yellow flowers grow in a round cluster from the leaf axils. Credit for photo below.

a flower

Flora of North America reference.

Yellow Round Clusters