What is this plant?

Asked January 3, 2019, 9:21 AM EST

A friend asked me to sent this photo to see if you could identify the plant. It located Hughsville Md in Charles County. Thank you,

Charles County Maryland

3 Responses

Good morning! This looks like Mahonia aquafolium, a shrub native to the Pacific Northwest but commonly used here as a landscape plant. It is commonly called just "mahonia" but is also sometimes called Oregon grape or hollygrape because of the similar appearance of the fruit to grapes.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c291

Thank you for the speedy reply! Best, Mary Jo

You're welcome. Have a great start to the New Year!