Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
Tséch’ilndtł’izíyilt ’ą́ą ’í
(a.k.a. Oregon grape holly, Mahonia aquifolium)
Oregon grape is native to parts of the western United States. It is not a grape or a holly, but rather a type of barberry. It grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet and has dark, glossy leaves with spines along the leaf margins. It produces purple berries, which are a source of food for wildlife. The berries were traditionally used for food and dye.
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