Fern with berries
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Date Photo Taken: March 25, 2012
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Posted By: szymanski6
What is this fern? What birds will eat the berries?
This is a mahonia, not a fern.
this one is also a Leatherleaf Mahonia. all sorts of birds will eat the berries.
I’m a student at Gwinnett Tech.
Leatherleaf Mahonia or by its botanical name Mahonia bealei
One of my favorite shade plants! It’s not a fern and I have heard it is related to barberry. I have seen all kinds of birds eat the berries.
That is a leatherleaf mahonia ‘mahonia bealii’. Not sure what birds eat them.
Redbirds (Cardinals) love the fruit. I sit in my study and watch them pick the fruit off. They also re-seed them.
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