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Oregon Grape

Mahonia aquifolium

Description:

M. aquifolium grows to 1–2 m (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in) tall by 1.5 m (5 ft) wide, with pinnate leaves up to 30 cm (12 in) long, each leaf made up of spiny leaflets. The leathery leaves resemble holly and the stems and twigs have a thickened, corky appearance. The flowers, borne in dense clusters in late spring, are yellow, and are followed by spherical black berries with a white bloom, which give rise to the common name "Oregon grape".

Habitat:

brushland

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JC_Forester
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JC_Forester

Middlesborough, Kentucky, USA

Spotted on May 6, 2013
Submitted on May 6, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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