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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Compound Leaves )
Barberry Family (Berberidaceae)

Oregon-grape/Creeping Mahonia
Berberis repens

Season: Mid-June to Late July
Habitat:
 Western Slope Montane
Height:
 Up to 30 cm

Description: This strange plant brings to mind Christmas with its holly-like leaves. They are immediately identifiable with their almost artificially plastic feel, They are compound, shiny, deep green, with red stems and sharp teeth. The yellow, six parted flowers grow in a dense clump near the base of the leaves. Later, they are replaced by a clump of edible blue berries.

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