Ground covers, Perennials, Decorative fruit or berries
Odd-looking yet striking plants, these herbaceous barberry relatives grow from thick underground rhizomes that send up stalks crowned with large,umbrella-shaped, deeply lobed leaves. Shoots with a single leaf are flowerless; those with two leaves bear a single 2-in.-wide flower (set between the leaves) in mid- to late spring. Blooms are followed by juicy, 2-in. berries; these are edible when fully ripe (poisonous until that stage) but can have a powerful laxative effect. Make attractive, slowly spreading deciduous ground covers for shady areas with moist, organically enriched soil.Podophyllum peltatum
From eastern North America. To 1– 1 1/2ft. high, 1 ft. wide. Foliage is bronze when new; mature leaves are shiny dark green, to 1 ft.wide, divided into five to nine lobes. White flowers followed by bright yellow berries. Spreads fairly fast in its preferred rich,moist soil. Dies back completely in late summer.
This is a dwarf (to 3 ft. high and wide) holly with larger red fruit.
This holly has orange-red berries on a globe-shaped plant.
This small male holly is grown for foliage and pollination. Grows 4 ft. tall and wide.