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Oregon Grape [Berberis aquifolium]

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Common Name: Oregon Grape
Scientic Name: Berberis aquifolium
Colors: Yellow
Months Appearing: May

Native to Western North America. The state flower of Oregon.

Evergreen shrub. Up to 6 feet tall.

Leaves, dark green,compound, and holly shaped. Pointed tips.

Clumps of yellow flowers that turn into blue berries that look like grapes. Not a grape. 

Prefers shade or partial shade. Drought tolerant.

Found White Pine Trail, 1/2 mile north of Muskegon bridge, side of trail.Big Rapids, Mi.  Edge of woods. May 14.