Oregon-grape - Mahonia aquifolium
Stoloniferous shrub to 1 metre, with a stout, scarcely branched stem. Leaves deep shiny green spine edged. Flowers yellow in clustered terminal racemes, fragrant. Berry rounded, black.
Other Mahonia species and hybrids are grown in gardens
Wooded areas and hedgebanks, usually in shade.
March to May.
Evergreen. Probably originally established in the wild from garden escapes.
A naturalised plant, found fairly frequently in central and eastern Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 82 of the 617 tetrads.
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