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leatherleaf mahonia
Mahonia bealei (Fortune) Carr.

Overview

Appearance
Mahonia bealei is an evergreen shrub that can grow from 5-10 ft. (1.5-3 m) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are pinnately compound, 18 in. (46 cm) long, with 9-13 holly-like leaflets. Leaflets are 2-4 in. (5-10 cm) long and 1-2 in. (2.5-5.1 cm) wide.
Flowers
Flowering occurs in late winter and early spring, when fragrant, lemon-yellow flowers develop.
Fruit
The fruits are green berries, about 0.5 in. (1.3 cm) long, that turn bluish black with a grayish bloom. Fruits hang in grapelike clusters.
Ecological Threat
Mahonia bealei is native to China. It has been planted as an ornamental and is now invading woodlands in the southern United States.

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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Invasives List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Magnoliidae
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Mahonia

Other System Links

Plants: MABE2
GRIN: 105071
ITIS: 18846
NPDN Host: 37321

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
Beale's barberry, Beale's Oregon-grape

Related Scientific Names:

Berberis bealei (Fortune) Carr.(Synonym)

Categories

Category: Shrub or Subshrub