The blossoms of the mahonia.
mahonia definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Mahonia) of low evergreen shrubs of the barberry family, with clusters of yellow flowers followed by blue berries
Origin: Modern Latin after B. McMahon (1775?-1816), American botanist
mahonia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The Oregon grape.
Origin: New Latin Mahonia, genus name, after Bernard McMahon (c. 1775-1816), Irish-born American botanist.