Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oregon Grape

As I took a walk along the Highway, I flash of bright yellow caught my eye. It was flowering Oregon Grape, mahonia aquifolium.

Oregon Grape if the State Flower of Oregon. It grows profusely on our property, in semi-shaded areas. To be honest, I don't really notice it most of the year.

But each Spring it sets these pretty clusters of bright yellow flowers. When pollinated, they will produce purple/black grape-like berries, which the birds really enjoy. 

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