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  • Date Photo Taken

    04 / 08 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Atlanta

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    d leverett

Notes:

I have some plants growing around ivy that I am attempting to get rid of in my yard. Please identify the plant. Should I keep it or get rid off of it with the ivy? Thanks in advance.

Comments

  • Jeanette Green Thumb says:

    I have three of these bushes in the yard of the home we recently moved into. My first thought was to get rid of them because they aren’t that pretty with their prickly leaves. BUT….I have lived with them for three seasons and they are becoming one of my favorite plants!! They have beautiful flowers in the winter that are bright yellow and smell heavenly like fresh cut lemons. The bees love them. After the flowers, you get the purple-blue berries that the birds eat. The leaves seem to stay green year round with a few that have turned red and yellow. I wish I had more of these in my yard!!

    April 17th, 2017 at 4:24pm

  • dleverett Registered says:

    Thanks. I would like to have more native plants in my yard. Should I get rid of it along with the ivy?

    April 9th, 2017 at 1:13pm

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    It has a commmon name of Oregon grape (from the Pacific Northwest) and is an aggressive invader. Planted by many as an ornamental, birds spread the seeds widely, and the plants tend to take over a forest understory.

    April 9th, 2017 at 10:31am

  • Walter Reeves Master Identifier says:

    mahonia

    April 9th, 2017 at 9:04am

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