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Oregon Grape

Mahonia aquifolium

Description:

Several species are popular garden shrubs, grown for their ornamental evergreen foliage, yellow flowers in autumn, winter and early spring, and blue-black berries. The berries are edible, and rich in vitamin C, though with a very sharp flavor.

Habitat:

Native to eastern Asia, the Himalaya, North America and Central America.


1 species ID suggestions

Mahonie
Mahonia aquifolium

7 Comments

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thanks for the species ID, Dag (just found the genus myself right today).
Added a picture of the riper buds turning more yellow.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

about a month to go, I guess...but it wouldn't be surprising if frost returns for us as well

Hans.New
Hans.New 7 years ago

hope, it will arrive here soon, too.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thank you, Hans - yes, all signs on spring...at least some. Fungi still hide, but that's just a question of a few degrees more - same for the blooms of course :)

Hans.New
Hans.New 7 years ago

wow, spring allready arrived in Germany? Lucky one, we had frozen zone just yesterday, allthough there are some birds coming back, there´s no sign of bloom here yet. Great shots.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 7 years ago

Thanks a lot, Satyen

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Fantastic shots, Lars.

Hohenhorn, Schleswig-Holstein (Landmasse), Germany

Lat: 53.47, Long: 10.37

Spotted on Mar 10, 2012
Submitted on Mar 10, 2012

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