Oregon State Flower

Oregon State Flower

Oregon Grape
Berberis aquifolium

Oregon adopted the Oregon grape as the official state flower of Oregon in 1899.

A low growing plant, the Oregon grape is native to much of the Pacific Coast and found sparsely east of the Cascades. Its year-round foliage of pinnated, waxy green leaves resembles holly. The plant bears dainty yellow flowers in early summer and a dark blue berry that ripens late in the fall. The fruit can be used in cooking.