all about oregon grape, with edible berries and medicinal roots
Oregon Grape Root - It could save the world
Oregon grape root an abundant and incredibly important herbal medicine. The root bark is vibrant yellow and good as a tincture, mainly because it is so incredibly bitter it can be hard for people to take as a tea. It can also be infused into an oil and made into a salve.
Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) Sunset Zones 2-12, 14-24. Flower scent is like "lemons mixed with honey and spice." Fragrant yellow blooms early spring (sometimes late summer). 6'-10' tall, 5' wide, spreading by suckers. Edible blue-black fruit. Best w/shade in hottest areas. Little to regular water.