Herb: Mexican Barberry


Latin name: Mahonia gracilis


Family: Berberidaceae (Barberry Family)



Edible parts of Mexican Barberry:

The fruit of all members of the genus is edible either raw or cooked, though we do not know the quality of this species. The ovoid fruit is produced in racemes and is up to 12mm long.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flovering:
February
to March

Habitat of the herb:

Dry ravines in open pine forests in limestone soils.

Propagation of Mexican Barberry:

Seed -

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry ravines in open pine forests in limestone soils.

Medicinal use of Mexican Barberry:

None known

Known hazards of Mahonia gracilis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.