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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 04 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Charlotte

  • State

    North Carolina

  • Posted by

    legalbarn

Notes:

This plant started growing on its own about three years ago in a mulchbed close to my house, and gets dappled sun during the day. It seems to be an evergreen, and the leaves are slightly thick and rubbery, kind of like a Jade plant. The single trunk, about 1-1/2″ in diameter, is rough and pulpy; multiple spiky leaves on each stem, opposite each other. Berries grow on long clusters – currently green but will turn deep blue-purple toward the end of summer.

Comments

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Common name: Oregon grape. It’s a nice plant, but an invader from the Pacific Northwest. Can take over a forest understory in the Southeast.

    May 5th, 2014 at 10:28am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Mahonia… The berries are edible, but I usually just let the birds have them…

    May 5th, 2014 at 9:32am

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