Taxon  Report   1074    
Berberis nevinii  A. Gray
Nevin's barberry
Berberis nevinii
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Berberis nevinii
© 2006 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Berberis nevinii
© 2007 Ricky Grubb
Berberis nevinii, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Mahonia nevinii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Berberis nevinii
© 2016 Steven M Norris
Genus: Berberis
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Mahonia nevinii

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Mahonia nevinii
More information about  Berberis nevinii
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 19, 2018).