Found on trail in Olympic National Park. Also called Deer Foot or Vanilla Leaf, this plant has 3 large, smooth, triangular leaves. Low to ground.
Pinnately compound with 9-19 toothed leaflets. Leaves arranged in a whorl.
Erect, rhizomatous, evergreen, stiff-branched shrub, to 60 cm tall; leaves like holly, clustered, long alternate, with 9-19 leaflets oblong to egg-shaped, with several prominent spiny teeth.
From past files . Plant very sticky to the touch ( in fact it stuck to itself while I took this photo ) .
The Dull Oregon Grape is in the family Berberidaceae. Plant grows about 1-2 ft in height. Leaves are compound with leaflets which are oppositely arranged. Leaflets are pointed, severely toothed and has three mid veins. Leaflets are leathery and smooth to the touch.
Ranunculales is an order of flowering plants. Of necessity it contains the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, because the name of the order is based on the name of a genus in that family. Ranunculales belongs to a paraphyletic group known as the basal eudicots. It is the most basal clade in this group; in other words, it is sister to the remaining eudicots. Widely known members include poppies, barberries, and buttercups.