Oregon Grape - Berberis aquifolium or Mahonia aquifolium, became the Oregon State Flower on July 18, 1892. Oregon grape flowers are natives of North America. Oregon Grape is a low maintenance plant, and is used in landscaping. Though the name has grapes in it, Oregon Grape is not related to grapes.
- Mahonia Nutt. barberry
Orego Grape is also known by several common names viz., Mahonia, Tall Oregon Grape, Rocky Mountain grape, hollyleaved barberry, California barberry and trailing mahonia.
The Oregon grape flowers are yellowish-green and bloom in large numbers forming a cluster. Oregon grape flowers appear in early spring. Oregon grape flowers are borne in fascicled, terminal racemes. The calyx has 9 distinct sepals, which are colored like the petals in 2 rows, the outer of which consists of 3 sepal bracts. The 6 distinct, orbicular Oregon Grape flowers come in rows of 3. The stamens of the flower are also 6, and are opposite the petals. The stamens have irritable filaments, and extrorse anthers, opening each by 2 little valves, and are hinged at the top.
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- Oregon grape is an evergreen shrub growing to 2m by 1.5m.
- The Oregon grape scented flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by insects.
- The Oregon grape plant is self-fertile.
- The Oregon grape leaves are alternate and consists of 3 or 4 pairs of leaflets, and an odd one.
- The Oregon grape leaves are coriaceous, bright and are ornamental with their shining upper surface.
- The leaflets are smooth, ovate, from 2-3 inches long, and one-half as wide.
- Each leaflet is acute, sessile, pinnately veined, and the margin has 15-30 spiny teeth.
- The Oregon grape fruit consists blue berries in a cluster with acid pulp, and 3-9 seeds.
- The Oregon grape rootstock and roots are more or less knotty, about an inch or less in diameter, with tough yellow wood and brownish bark.
- The Oregon grape flowers contain volatile oil and alkaloids.
- The Oregon grape shrub roots and bark have been used to treat skin problems.
- A yellow dye is taken from the bark and roots of the Oregon Grape plant.
The capital city of Oregon is Salem. Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859. Oregon's official state flag was adopted in 1925.
- Oregon's nickname is Beaver State.
- Oregon is located between 44.924N, 123.022W of the United States.
- Oregon's land area is 98,386 square miles.
- Bordering states of Oregon are California, Idaho, Nevada, Washington.
- Major Industries in Oregon state are timber, paper products, farming (wheat, cattle), mining (coal), computer equipment, electronics.
- Economy of the state depends upon: Agriculture: Cattle, vegetables, nursery stock, fruits and nuts, dairy products, wheat; Industry: Lumber and wood products, tourism, food processing, paper products, machinery, scientific instruments.
- The Columbia River gorge is the best place in the world for windsurfing.
- Other points of interest include the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon Caves National Monument, Cape Perpetua in Siuslaw National Forest, Columbia River Gorge between The Dalles and Troutdale, Hells Canyon, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
- Florence is known as Oregon's rhododendron capital.
- Haystack Rock off Cannon Beach is very famous with 235 feet high and is the third largest coastal monolith in the world.
- Crater Lake (crystal-blue waters are world renowned) in Oregon is the deepest lake, which was formed more than 6,500 years ago.
- The Tillamook Naval Air Museum,Oregon is housed in the world's largest wooden clear-span building.