Berberis trifoliata

Agarita - common name

Berberis trifoliate - fancy name

These graphics of Agarita were taken in the last weeks of March 2007 at Palo Duro Canyon, just before water crossing number 1 at the Interpretative Center parking lot. As you exit your car and approach the bathrooms (located at the Interpretative Center) this bush is right in front of you. It is located just into the grassy area at the corner of the parking lot. It has a very strong perfumed smell; stiff gray-green Holly shaped leaves with sharp tips and small tight yellow flowers in clusters.

Other common names include: Agarita, Agarito, Algerita, Agritos, Currant-of-Texas, Wild Currant, Chaparral Berry

These graphics of Agarita were taken Sunday, April 8, 2007, at Palo Duro Canyon, notice the snow. If you have ever tried to identify a plant from a book with one or two graphics you know how hard that can be. It is our belief that one graphic is not enough to identify a plant. We will endeavor to show many graphics over the 4 seasons to help better identify the native plants of Palo Duro Canyon. It also helps if you know the location of particular plants, we will also try to give you a location to find these native plants.