CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record berberis_harrisoniana - Thu, Dec. 2, 2021, 01:41 ET b
Berberis harrisoniana
common nameKofa Mountain barberry
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life form evergreen shrub
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S1      ranking system key
global rank
G2     G2: 6-20 occurrences OR 1,000-3,000 individuals OR 2,000-10,000 acres
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (1):
Whipple Wash (121D) 3411433
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
San Bernardino (SBD), Arizona (AZ)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)/usually north-facing talus slopes, sometimes volcanic (breccia)
blooming period Jan-Mar  
elevation range780 - 840 meters
Potentially threatened by rock fall, erosion, trail maintenance, and foot traffic. Distinguishing characters include trifoliolate leaves and blue-black berries. See Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 29:477 (1939) for original description, Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 26:2-4 (1992) for taxonomic treatment, and Madroņo 51(4):395 (2004) for information on the first CA record.
full nameBerberis harrisoniana Kearney & Peebles
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Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PDBER02030
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 from

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