Basically this herb is interchangeable with Mahonia aquifolium from an herbal point of view.
It's habit is prostrate and quiet, and it likes the relative shade of decidious trees.
Another native of the North American Pacific coast, this relative of the barberry is beautiful in the garden.
Yellow flowers that eventually turn into very edible berries, that are not quite as delicious as the upright variety.
The seeds are not difficult to germinate, but, as with many of the hard seed coated seeds, they may not all come up at once.
Best germinated in Spring / Summer, it is wise to spread them out to allow you to selectively remove the seedlings without disturbing everything else.
Packet of 20 seeds - $5.50
Degree of difficulty in germination.....7/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal