Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt.
Berberis aquifolium Pursh
Berberis aquifolium Pursh var. aquifolium
Berberis piperiana (Abrams) McMinn
Mahonia piperiana Abrams
Odostemon aquifolium (Pursh) Rydb.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Magnoliidae||Includes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others|
|Order||Ranunculales||Basal (evolved earlier) eudicots, also called “true dicots”|
|Genus||Mahonia||After 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|
|Species||aquifolium||The 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 12 Oct 2018.
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6/2/2009 · Zion National Park, UT
≈ 20 × 14" (51 × 34 cm) ID is uncertain
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