Mahonia lomarifolia (Berberis lomarifolia). NO COMMON NAME. China

Shrub, or small, multi-trunked tree to 12 ft tall, with 2-foot long, pinnately compound leaves, each with up to 40 barbed leaflets. Yellow flowers in erect clusters at branch tips in midwinter; blue berries later on. See in courtyard on north side of the School of Education.

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Name derivation, genus | species: for Bernard M'Mahon (1775-1816), horticulturalist and author of The American Gardener's Calendar | leaves like the fern genus Lomaria

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