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Named for Bernard M'Mahon (1775-1816), American Horticulturist
Stearn, W.T.. (1996). Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners. Cassell.
The following notes apply to the species of this plant: This species was often used by native North American Indian tribes to treat loss of appetite and debility.
Previously grown as Mahonia aquifolium 'Smaragd'
Plants of the World online, Kew Science http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:31334-2 link
Berberis aquifolium Pursh 'Smaragd'Family: BERBERIDACEAE
Species: aquifolium Pursh
Distribution summary: Northern America
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Garden origin
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (C)
Flowering months: April, May
Reason for growing: Medicinal