Calflora
Taxon  Report   1075    
Berberis pinnata  Lag.
California barberry,  Coast barberry, Shiny leaf mahonia
Berberis pinnata
© 2014 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Berberis pinnata
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
Berberis pinnata
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Berberis pinnata, 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 pinnata
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Family: BERBERIDACEAE  
Genus: Berberis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Toxicity: MAJOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Mahonia pinnata ssp. pinnata

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Mahonia pinnata
More information about  Berberis pinnata
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MAPIP2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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