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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Mahonia
Species: M. aquifolium
Binomial name
Mahonia aquifolium
(Pursh) Nutt.

Oregon-grape, Berberis aquifolium [1] or Mahonia aquifolium is a shrub whose classification is in dispute, generally considered as Mahonia.[2] Recently, this classification has been supported by their rusts. Originally, the Oregon Holly Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) is from the Pacific Northwest of United States of America. Cultivated in Europe, and bird dispersed has became a weed, not restricted to gardens[3]

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  1. Flora of North America
  2. McCain JW, & JF Hennen 1982 Is the Taxonomy of Berberis and Mahonia (Berberidaceae) Supported by Their Rust Pathogens Cumminsiella santa sp. nov. and Other Cumminsiella Species (Uredinales)? Systematic Botany, 7. 48-59
  3. http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=10097