Oregon grape


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Related to Oregon grape: Mahonia aquifolium

Oregon grape

n.
Any of various evergreen shrubs of the genus Berberis (or Mahonia), especially B. aquifolium of northwest North America, having compound leaves and bluish-black berries that resemble small grapes.

Oregon grape

n
1. (Plants) an evergreen berberidaceous shrub, Mahonia aquifolium, of NW North America, having yellow fragrant flowers and small blue edible berries
2. (Plants) the berry of this shrub

Or′egon grape′


n.
1. a W North American shrub, Mahonia aquifolium, of the barberry family, having small blue berries and yellow flowers that are the state flower of Oregon.
2. the berry itself.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.Oregon grape - small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berriesOregon grape - small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berries
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.Oregon grape - ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berriesOregon grape - ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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OREGON GRAPE Mahonia x media, also known as Oregon grape, is an evergreen shrub with spiky, leathery leaves.
OREGON GRAPE MAHONIA X MEDIA, sometimes known as Oregon grape, is an evergreen shrub with spiky, leathery leaves.
The trail, highlighted by Oregon grape - the state flower - and oaks, passes some of the recent restoration projects at the recreation area.
Including snowberry, brachyglottis and Oregon grape, these shrubs are a common sight in car parks, but have fallen out of favour as, if uncared for, they can become woody and misshapen.
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She reports great success with masses of Western sword fern (Polystichum mu-nitum), which thrives wild in redwood forests, as well as with Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium 'Compacta').
It is related to the Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) that is native to North America and that has been spreading through Europe for years.
MAHONIAS, commonly called the Oregon Grape, are hardy shrubs, shade and lime tolerant, winter flowering, fragrant, evergreen and loved by flower arrangers.
Another native shrub underutilized in landscaping is Oregon Grape (Mahonia spp.
Other patented lures used in this trap are based on moth responses to odors from flowers of Oregon grape, honeysuckle, and gaura flowers.
Berberine, the active ingredient in Goldenseal, Barberry, and Oregon grape may possibly reduce the effectiveness of tetracycline, according to one study, but not another.

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