Berberis vulgaris, or barberries, are long red berries that grow on trim barberry shrubs with yellow-flowering branches. Due to their widespread use in traditional medicine. Barberries have a distinct sour flavour that pairs well with savoury and sweet meals. Berberis (/barbers/), often known as barberry, is a broad genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs that grow to be 1–5 m (3.3–16.4 ft) tall and can be found worldwide in temperate and subtropical climates (apart from Australia).
South America and Asia have the most species diversity, although Europe, Africa, and North America contain local species.