The State of Oregon
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What is the state flower of Oregon? NOT the grapevine. It is Oregon Grape, which is NOT a grapevine.
The Oregon-grape is not closely related to grapes, but gets its name from the purple clusters of berries whose color and slightly dusted appearance is reminiscent of grapes. It is sometimes called Tall Oregon-grape to distinguish it from Creeping Oregon-grape (M. repens) and "Cascade" or Dwarf Oregon-grape (M. nervosa).
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