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Berberidaceae - Barberry Family

At first glance, the leaves of Mahonia aquifolium look very similar to Holly, but a closer look reveals that the leaves of the Oreon grape holly are actually compound whereas the Hollies have simple leaves. mahonia_aquifolium mahonia_aquifolium

 

Mahonia aquifolium - Oregon grapeholly
   ┬áMahonia aquifolium - Hollyleaved Barberry, Oregon-grapeholly Photo taken Feb, 2011 ┬áMahonia aquifolium - Photo taken fall colors of leaves ┬áMahonia aquifolium - fall habit
Mahonia repens - Creeping grape-holly
   Mahonia repens - Creeping Grape-Holly photo of small patch of plants Mahonia repens - Creeping Grape-Holly photo of compound leaf with 5 leaflets Mahonia repens - Creeping Grape-Holly photo of leaves beginning to turn to fall colors
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