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Mahonia pinnata (syn. Berberis pinnata) is a species of shrub in the barberry family. Common names include California barberry, wavyleaf barberry, and shinyleaf mahonia. It is similar to the Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium), and is sometimes called the California Oregon-grape.
Mahonia pinnata is a dark green bush which resembles holly with its serrated leaves. It has one to two inch long clusters of small yellow flowers. The fruit is a sour but edible purple berry with many seeds. – Wikipedia
More information on Orange Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) :
- Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata) on Wikipedia
- Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata) on Las Pilitas Nursery
- Shinyleaf Mahonia/California Barberry (Mahonia pinnata) on California Native Plant Society
Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas