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Mahonia aquifolium

Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt.

Berberis aquifolium Pursh

Berberis aquifolium Pursh var. aquifolium

Berberis piperiana (Abrams) McMinn

Mahonia piperiana Abrams

Odostemon aquifolium (Pursh) Rydb.

Oregon Grape

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderRanunculalesBasal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”
FamilyBerberidaceaeBarberry family
GenusMahoniaAfter the Irish-born horticulturist Bernard McMahon (sometimes spelled M’Mahon) (1775-1816), described as a botanist and seedsman who came to the U.S. in 1796 and was a nurseryman in Philadelphia
SpeciesaquifoliumThe classical name for holly, now under the genus Ilex, but applied to the holly family as Aquifoliaceae

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Mahonia aquifolium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon Grape)

6/2/2009 · Temple of Sinawava, Riverside Walk, Zion National Park, UT
≈ 20 × 14" (51 × 34 cm) ID is uncertain

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