Triangular shaped fern. Obviously deciduous because of its browning areas. Approx 2 feet tall. 2-3x pinnate. Found this loner approximately a 1 2/2 feet from probably 20 other close together.
Green whorled and lobed leaves and slightly fuzzy (also green) base
Erect, rhisomatous, evergreen, stiff-branched shrub, to 60 cm tall; leaves like holly; bark and wood yellowish.
Leaves: Clustered, long, alternate, turning reddish or purplish in winter, with 9-19 leathery leaflets, somewhat shiny on both surfaces; leaflets oblong to egg-shaped, with several prominent spiny teeth.
Flowers: Bright yellow, many-flowered erect clusters to 20 cm long.
Fruits: Blue berries about 1 cm across with few large seeds and whitish bloom, in enlogated clusters, edible.
Ranunculales is an order of flowering plants. Of necessity it contains the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, because the name of the order is based on the name of a genus in that family. Ranunculales belongs to a paraphyletic group known as the basal eudicots. It is the most basal clade in this group; in other words, it is sister to the remaining eudicots. Widely known members include poppies, barberries, and buttercups.