Plantsnap – Identify Plants, Trees, Mushrooms With An App

Dwarf oregon grape (Berberis nervosa)


It is an-evergreen-shrub-with short vertical stems, mostly under 30-cm (12-in), while the leaves reach higher, rarely up to 2-m (6-ft 7-in) tall. The-leaves-are-compound, with 9-19 leaflets; each leaflet is strongly toothed, reminiscent of-holly, and somewhat shiny, but less so than-tall Oregon-grape. The leaflets do not have a single central vein as in that species, but several veins arranged fan-like, branched from the leaflet base, hence the-epithet-nervosa. The-flowers-and-fruit-are like those of other Oregon-grapes, and are equally bitter-tasting.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Ranunculales

            • Family: Berberidaceae

              • Genus: Berberis