Calflora
Taxon  Report   1068    
Berberis aquifolium  Pursh  var. aquifolium 
Oregon grape,  Piper's barberry
Berberis aquifolium var. aquifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Berberis aquifolium var. aquifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
Berberis aquifolium var. aquifolium
© 2012 Barry Breckling
Berberis aquifolium var. aquifolium, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Berberis aquifolium var. aquifolium
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: BERBERIDACEAE  
Genus: Berberis
Parent: Berberis aquifolium
Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

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

Serpentine affinity: 1.6; (weak indicator)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Mahonia aquifolium

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Berberis piperiana
More information about  Berberis aquifolium var. aquifolium
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MAAQ2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).