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Sonoran Desert Barberries

In the Sonoran Desert, woody shrubs with spiny leaves & yellow flowers.

Red-berry Barberry

Mahonia haematocarpa

Harrison's Barberry

Berberis harrisoniana

Mahonia haematocarpa photo by Mike Plagens

Woody shrub mostly of chaparral and juniper woodland but also in deep shady canyons. Yellow flowers. Common. Detailed Description

Berberis harrisoniana photo by Mike Plagens

Rare woody shrub found in just a few deep shady canyons of southwestern Arizona. Trifoliate leaves and dark berries distinguish from red-berry barberry. Detailed Description

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