Taxon  Report   1072    
Berberis haematocarpa  Wooton
Red fruited mahonia
Berberis haematocarpa
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Berberis haematocarpa
© 2016 Wynn Anderson
Berberis haematocarpa
© 2016 Wynn Anderson
Berberis haematocarpa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Berberis haematocarpa
© 2016 Wynn Anderson
Genus: Berberis
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Mahonia haematocarpa

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Mahonia haematocarpa
More information about  Berberis haematocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).