Creeping Oregon-grape - Berberis repens
MNPS Threat Rank
Plants stoloniferous. Stems 5–30 cm. Leaves to 20 cm long, pinnately divided into 5 to 7 ovate leaflets. Leaflets up to twice as long as wide, minutely white-papillose, dull and somewhat glaucous below, 3–9 cm long with 15 to 43 spinulose teeth. Flowers with sepals 5–7 mm long. Fruit blue, 5–12 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC and AB through NV, MT, AZ, NM, and sporacially in TX, SD and ND (Whittemore, 1997, Flora N. Amer. Vol. 3).
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Dry to moist, open or closed forest, brushy slopes; plains, valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Guenther, G.E. 1989. Ecological relationships of bitterbrush communities on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.