• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

Tall Oregon Grape

oregon grape
Portland Habitat
 

Tall Oregon grape
(Berteris nervosa)

This evergreen shrub has thin, shiny leaves and can grow to five feet or more. Leaves turn a rich scarlet along the edges. Used by Indians for yellow dye, flowers, and innerbark, but not edible.

Where in the Park: Many places, but most noticeably along the Visitor Center porch at American Camp.

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