American Beautyberry/Callicarpa Americana. Found in abandoned Creek Indian gardens. In herbalism, useful plants sometimes introduce themselves to people - like this traditional Creek natural bug repellant that I gradually learned more about.
Mahonia aquifolium - Oregon Grape. Evergreen with edible yellow flowers in spring that can be made into lemonade-like drink. Large bunches of fruit that are easy to harvest, good raw. Similar to black currants when cooked. Can grow in dense shade. Protect from strong winds.
10 Under-Used Trees and Shrubs For the Fruitful Edible Yard. As the movement toward local, sustainable food grows across the nation and around the world, more people are recognizing that our own yards offer plenty of opportunity for growing our own. Edible landscaping is the perfect complement to a vegetable garden. #gardengrowingtips
Lamium galeobdolon - 'Herman's Pride' yellow archangel - Deadnettle More compact than the species. Its serrated leaves are crisply splashed with silver between the veins. In spring, whorls of yellow two-lip flowers bloom. Zones 4-8 Plant Encyclopedia - BHG.com