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  • n. Mahonia trifoliolata, a rounded evergreen shrub with high heat tolerance, native to the United States and Mexico.
  • n. The red berry of Mahonia trifoliolata, often used in jellies.


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  • Drier (or eroded) areas support desert shrubs such as lotebush, agarita, tree cholla, and ephedra.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Ecoregion 27m has a higher proportion of southwestern flora than elsewhere in Oklahoma; lotebush, ephedra, tobosa grass, agarita, and pencil cholla occur.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Managed lands are restoring the bird's diminishing habitat of open grasslands, shin oak and understory brush such as sumac, buckeye and agarita. Chronicle

  • For the look of holly leaves, agarita is the native to consider even though it isn't a true holly.

    Corpus Christi Caller Times, Stories


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