Berberidaceae
Mahonia repens

Trailing Oregon-Grape

Prostrate or low-growing. Stems woody. Leaves divided into 5–7 egg-shaped, dull-surfaced leaflets 1–3 in. with 15–43 teeth. Flowers yellow, in terminal cluster at top of short stem, followed by egg-shaped, edible, blue berries. Often considered a variety of tall Oregon-grape, B. aquifolium, and growing in the same habitats: woodlands, conifer forests, canyons, but can also grow in drier areas at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--8 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Wallowas, Steens, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes