Scientific Name   

Berberis nevinii A. Gray

Family 

Berberidaceae

General 

    This species is rare, found in scattered locations in Southern California mountains.

CI 

     The CI plants were first observed by Mark Elvin; it is one of the very few records of this species from Ventura County.  There are two shrubs growing closely together in an highly disturbed strip of land along Camarillo Street.  The current plants sprouted from burnt and cut stumps, indicating their presence prior to the Springs Fire of 2013, having survived both the fire and subsequent brush clearing.  They represent a rare and special piece of the CI natural history.

 

References

More on this species at CalFlora.

The Jepson Manual (2012:  447, Berberidaceae by Michael P. Williams).

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Berberis nevinii along Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus (16 March 2016).

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Berberis nevinii along Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus (16 March 2016).

 

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Berberis neviniialong Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus (16 March 2016).

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  Berberis nevinii along Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus (16 March 2016).

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Berberis nevinii along Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus (16 March 2016).

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Berberis nevinii along Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus.  Both shurbs visible, a larger one to the left, smaller one to the right (16 March 2016).

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Berberis neviniialong Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus (16 March 2016).

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Berberis nevinii along Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus.  Detail of leaves (24 March 2016).

 

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Berberis nevinii along Camarillo Street, CSUCI campus (24 March 2016).