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Oregon grape

Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt.

Family: Berberidaceae

Name justification:
The genus is dedicated to the American horticulturist Bernard M’Mahon (1775-1816).
Aquifolium, in Latin, is the name of the holly tree. It receives this name because both plants have very similar leaves.

Common name: Oregon grape
Description: Shrub
Leaf: Evergreen Broad Compound Imparipinnate

Origin and distribution:
It comes from the West of the United States of America.

Location in the garden:
There are only two specimens, in the low part of the Lions door.


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