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Dwarf Oregon-grape is a low-growing rhizomatous evergreen shrub which
typically reaches 4 to 24 inches in height [28,69].  On exceptional
sites, plants may grow to 7 feet (2.1 m) [81].  The simple stems are
ascending to erect and generally occur in loose colonies of several
stems [69,46,71].  Compound leaves are borne in terminal tufts [66,69].
Coarsely serrate to spinose, ovate to lance-ovate or acute leaflets
occur in groups of 7 to 21 [46,69,95].  Leaflets are dark green, thick,
and leathery [71,95].  Yellow flowers are borne in erect clusters or
racemes up to 8 inches (21 cm) in length [66,69,71].  The fruit is a
large, dark blue, globose berry with grayish or whitish bloom
[28,69,71,95].  Berries are 0.3 to 0.4 inch (8-10 mm) in diameter, occur
in clusters [35], and contain a number of black seeds [95].


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