Oregon State Flower - Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
Oregon State Flower

Oregon Grape

(Mahonia aquifolium)

The Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium), Oregon's official state flower, is a hardy evergreen shrub native to the Pacific Northwest. Known for its striking holly-like leaves and vibrant yellow flowers that bloom in early spring, the Oregon Grape adds a splash of color to the region's woodlands and gardens. It produces clusters of small, tart, blue-black berries in the late summer, which are used in culinary dishes and jams. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this resilient plant is valued for its adaptability to a variety of soil and climate conditions, making it a symbol of Oregon's natural beauty and resilience.

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