Mahonia japonica fruit
About 70 species
Mahonia is a genus of about 70 species of evergreen shrubs in the family Berberidaceae, native to eastern Asia, the Himalayas, North America and Central America. Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. The flowering plants or angiosperms ( Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta) are the most widespread group Magnoliopsida is the Botanical name for a class of Flowering plants By definition the class will include the family Magnoliaceae, but its Ranunculales is an order of Flowering plants Of necessity it contains the family Ranunculaceae, the Buttercup family Berberidaceae is a family of 15 genera Flowering plants commonly called the barberry family Thomas Nuttall ( January 5, 1786 - September 10, 1859) was an English botanist and Zoologist, who lived In Botany, an Evergreen plant is a plant having leaves all year round A shrub or Bush is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of Woody plant, distinguished from a Tree Berberidaceae is a family of 15 genera Flowering plants commonly called the barberry family They are closely related to the genus Berberis. Berberis ( Bér-be-ris, barberry, pepperidge bush) a Genus of about 450-500 species of Deciduous and Evergreen Botanists disagree on the acceptability of the genus name Mahonia. Several authorities argue plants in this genus should be included in the genus Berberis because several species in both genera are able to hybridize, and because when the two genera are looked at as a whole, there is no definite morphological separation. For more information on this consult the Flora of North America. Mahonia typically have large, pinnate leaves 10-50 cm long with 5-15 leaflets, and flowers in racemes(5-20 cm long). In Botany, a leaf is an above-ground Plant organ specialized for Photosynthesis. A flower, also known as a bloom or Blossom, is the reproductive structure found in Flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also A raceme is a type of Inflorescence that is unbranched and indeterminate and bears pedicellate Flowers &mdash flowers having short
The genus name Mahonia honors the Philadelphia horticulturist Bernard M'Mahon who introduced the plant from materials collected by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The type species of the genus is Mahonia aquifolium, (Oregon-grape) from the Pacific coast of North America. Oregon-grape ( Mahonia aquifolium, Berberidaceae) is an evergreen Shrub related to the Barberry. A country's Pacific coast is the part of its Coast facing the Pacific Ocean. The species name aquifolium attributes the leaf to be holly like and means wet foliage.
Several species are popular garden shrubs, grown for their ornamental evergreen foliage, yellow flowers in winter/early spring, and blue-black berries. A garden is a planned space usually outdoors set aside for the display cultivation and enjoyment of Plants and other forms of Nature. The word berry has two meanings one based on a botanical definition the other on common identification The berries are edible, and rich in vitamin C, though with a very sharp flavor. Vitamin C or L-ascorbate is an Essential nutrient for a large number of higher primate species a small number of other Mammalian
Mahonia × media
Mahonia - Golden Abundance
Oregon-grape ( Mahonia aquifolium, Berberidaceae) is an evergreen Shrub related to the Barberry. Dwarf Oregon-grape ( Mahonia nervosa, syn Berberis nervosa) also called Cascade Oregon-grape is a Flowering plant native to the northwest coast of Mahonia nevinii (syn Berberis nevinii) is a species of flowering shrub in the barberry family known by the common name Nevin's barberry. The shrub California barberry has two Latin names used by botanists Berberis pinnata and Mahonia pinnata. Creeping Mahonia, Creeping Oregon-grape or Creeping barberry, Mahonia repens, is the species of Mahonia native to the Rocky Agarita ( Mahonia trifoliolata) is a rounded Evergreen Shrub in the family Berberidaceae. UserPolbot. --> Mahonia conferta is a species of Plant in the Berberidaceae family UserPolbot. --> Mahonia decipiens is a species of Plant in the Berberidaceae family UserPolbot. --> Mahonia oiwakensis is a species of Plant in the Berberidaceae family Creeping Mahonia, Creeping Oregon-grape or Creeping barberry, Mahonia repens, is the species of Mahonia native to the Rocky