By Deliana
18 days ago

Mahonia aquifolium

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Mahonia aquifolium is an evergreen shrub that is native to rocky woods and coniferous forests in the Pacific Northwest from British Columbia to northern California. Known as Oregon grape, it’s a shrub like plant which can grow up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide with prickly leaves, a bundle of yellow flowers and green berries that ripen to blue / black berries.
Oregon Grape blooms in April or May with smelly yellow bracts, and the blue berries ripen in September. Despite the tendency of many people to call all unknown berries, presumably toxic, the the fruits are quite edible. Their taste is more or less sour and astringent, like the related barberries.
Mahonia aquifolium prefers part shade locations. Site in locations protected from exposure to strong winds and full sun.
The roots, bark, and leaves of Oregon Grape are choleretic, antiparasitic, antibacterial and antiviral remedy. Besides, their decoction is used for dying the textile in yellow. It is also used against tumors and psoriasis.

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Violeta That's great article
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dorageorg Wow! Wonderful!😃
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soncee Lovely grapes beautiful artikle
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frenchqueen Interesting. I’ve never seen this plane before.
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maca1 So nice artikle
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kavinitu Wow! Wonderful dear
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DAIANAGABAR So beautiful article
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sabtraversa Interesting! Especially the phytotherapy, I like alternative medicine. 😃
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Melsdename Oh wow thank you for sharing the information
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carmen3521 FF buna informatie, nu stiam!
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Justin Beautiful photo
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