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Mahonia pinnata (Lag.) Fedde
Wavyleaf Barberry, Shinyleaf Mahonia, California Barberry
Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)
USDA Symbol: MAPI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Vine
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: One sub-species with self-supporting or clambering stems up to about 20 feet long. Another sub-species is more shrub-like, up to about 5 feet tall.
Leaf: Green, shiny.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Mahonia pinnata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mahonia pinnata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mahonia pinnata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-10-07
Research By: DEW