Weekend Plantidote 2013-01-12
aquifolium x media "Winter Sun"
Oregon grape holly
If you have a good memory for Plantidotes, you know I've showcased this plant before (01/09/11). I thought maybe I could find more interesting tidbits about it (not really) At least 10 different sites listing information about Oregon grape holly (state flower of Oregon) state it blooms in April, including OSU (edu) and WA native plant society. That's funny mine blooms reliably in January!
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