Sub-category: Barberry family
A medium-tall perennial with blue berry-like fruits and bluish-green foliage. From the single stalk rising from the ground, there is a single, large, three-branched leaf plus a fruiting stalk. The bluish-green leaflets are tulip-shaped, entire at the base but serrate at the tip.
It is found in hardwood forests and favors moist coves and hillsides, generally in shady locations, in rich soil.