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  1. Brian
    October 8th, 2009 at 08:42 | #1

    I see two plants there, the yelow leaved one I am not certian of, but might be wild Honeysuckle. Being decidous its leaves fall off seasonaly. Visit it again next summer and look for its flowers. If they are very fragrent pinkish-white or yellow colored that is honeysuckle. The green leaved one looks like Mahonia aquafolia, Oregon Grape. Spines on leaf margines and pinkish color leaf pettiols (stems) are a give away on that one.

  2. Brian
    October 8th, 2009 at 08:54 | #2

    Its possible to be one plant acctualy now that I give it more thought. Prbably Mahonia. New tender gowth sometimes appears distinctly different. With smooth leaf margines as opposed to the lobed, spiny margines on the mature foliage. The tender new growth is suceptable to envrionmental chages like freezes and droughts and changes first. The mature foliage might not change colors because it is an evergreen shrub like Holly. Evergreens will freze completly to the ground in harsh winters and slowly regrow from the ground in the spring making it difficult to identify or find flowers or berries, only flowering and spreading its seeds in mild weather years.

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