Cascade Oregon Grape

  • berries are sour, clustered in dozens
  • leaf consists of 9-19 leaflets
  • leaflet has many veins fanning from base
  • shrub grows 1-2 ft high
WARNING: The berries can be toxic if eaten in excess.
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Look-alikes in British Columbia

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is a creeping vine that produces similar-looking but poisonous berries. It differs in that the leaves are palmate rather than Holly-like. The similar-looking creeping Oregon grape (Berberis repens) produces edible blue berries. It differs in that it grows under 30 cm high and has 3-7 leaflets per leaf.

See also Oregon grape.

Related topics: Edible Mushrooms of BC - Edible Plants of BC
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