Taxon  Report   1070 
Berberis aquifolium  Pursh  var. repens  (Lindl.) Scoggan
Creeping oregon grape,  Dwarf mahonia
Berberis aquifolium var. repens
© 2007 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
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Berberis aquifolium var. repens
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Berberis aquifolium var. repens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Berberis aquifolium var. repens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Berberis aquifolium var. repens
© 2004 Robert Sivinski
Genus: Berberis
Parent Record Berberis aquifolium
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Chaparral
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.7 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Mahonia repens
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Berberis repens
ICPN: Berberis amplectens
ICPN: Berberis pumila
ICPN: Mahonia repens
More information about  Berberis aquifolium var. repens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 18, 2018).

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