Shining Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
Also known as the holly-leaved Oregon grape, this member of the Mahonia genus can tolerate drier conditions than other native Oregon grape shrubs and is easily recognized by the distinctive waxy, holly-like leaves as well as the height it can grow - almost 9 feet tall! While the fruit can be delicious, tart, pleasing and can be made into delicious jellies, jams and wines, caution must be taken as high doses of Oregon-grapes can cause nose-bleeds, kidney inflammation, shortness of breath, or worse. This one was was found growing in a forest near Olympia, Washington, heavy with fruit.
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- Oregon Grapes (Mahonia)