Oregon grape


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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.
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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
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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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Organically cultivated goldenseal, as well as Oregon grape root (Mahonia spp.) and barberry (Berberis spp.), all contain "berberine," an alkaloid that has potent antimicrobial activity on contact, such as when rinsing with a neti pot.
But it's blue-black clustered fruits - which give rise to its common name of Oregon grape - are attractive too.
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.
Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) A low-spreading evergreen shrub widely planted in the shade, its edible fruits are consumed by birds.
* Consider systemic: garlic, Oregon grape, goldenseal, vaginal L.
Her go-to solution: "Look to native plants." 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.
Mastering the art of curing acne through homeopathy, Dr Batra's has also launched Natural Anti-acne cream containing the benefits of Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape root) a known medicine in homeopathy The extract has a proven efficacy to fight acne and reduce inflammation, irritation and itching of the skin.
MAHONIAS, commonly called the Oregon Grape, are hardy shrubs, shade and lime tolerant, winter flowering, fragrant, evergreen and loved by flower arrangers.

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