creeping Oregon grape (Mahonia repens)

Small yellow clusters of flowers on stems of green serrated leaves

creeping Oregon grape

 

Common name: creeping Oregon grape
Botanical name: Mahonia repens, Berberis repens

Light:  Part sun to part shade
Height: 4 – 8 inches
Water: low, drought tolerant
Soil type: well-drained sandy soil to loamy clay

Perennial rhizomatous forb with sharply serrated leaves and a multiple stems of fragrant yellow flowers in spring; 3/8″ edible (very tart) purple berries make great jelly and wine; deer resistant; great ground cover under trees