Berberis aquifolium – Tall Oregon Grape

An evergreen shrub to 6′. Glossy compound leaves with 5-9 leaflets, 3 veins and spiny teeth.

Clusters of bright yellow flowers in the spring which become tart, edible berries turning blue when ripe.

Found in drier, more open sites than the Cascade Oregon Grape.

Native from BC to N. California. It is the state flower of Oregon.

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