Northern Bushcraft

Oregon Grape

  • berries taste sour.
  • berries are about 1cm long.
  • berries are suitable for casual foraging and flavouring food or drink.
  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Tall oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium), Creeping oregon-grape (Mahonia repens) and Dwarf oregon-grape (Mahonia nervosa).
  • plant grows dry and/or open forests in low to montane areas.
  • warning: berries may be toxic and even deadly if eaten in large quantities.
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Related topics: Plants of PNW - Berries of PNW - Mushrooms of California - Mushrooms of Washington
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