Taxon  Report   1067    
Berberis aquifolium  Pursh
Mountain grape,  Mountaingrape, Oregon grape
Berberis aquifolium
© 2006 Heath McAllister
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Berberis aquifolium
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Berberis aquifolium
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Berberis aquifolium, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Berberis aquifolium
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Mahonia aquifolium

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Mahonia aquifolium
More information about  Berberis aquifolium
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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: Dec 16, 2018).