FORM Several herbaceous species in addition to the Barberry shrubs.
Species 600 in our area 7 (Gray); 7 (B&B)43
Distribution Northern Hemisphere
Flowers Perfect, solitary or in inflorescences
#Parts 4 to many sepals, 6-8 petals with stamens opposite the petals. Stamens attached to the petals, spring free when an insect lands dusting it with pollen.
Leaves Alternate, simple or compound without stipules.
May-apple and Blue Cohosh groups lumped based on technical grounds