- Ground hugging
- Yellow flowers
- Dark purple
- Ground squirrels,
chipmunks and many bird species
like this fruit
- Little evidence
exists of anyone gathering it in quantity for food but the berries
have been used as a natural dye.
is a very amenable wild food as it lacks the astringency that many
other berries have and it does not require cooking to temper it.
It's tartness makes a delicious wild jelly using any typical grape
jelly recipe. Cultivated Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolian) (aka
Shining Mahana) can also be used to these ends.
in late August - early September.
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