Taxon  Report   1075 
Berberis pinnata  Lagasca
California barberry,  Coast barberry, Shiny leaf mahonia
Berberis pinnata
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
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Berberis pinnata
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Berberis pinnata, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Berberis pinnata
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Douglas-Fir Forest, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Mahonia pinnata
More information about  Berberis pinnata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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