|Mahonia repens is a low, stoloniferous, colony forming evergreen, rarely more than 10 inches high, used as a groundcover. The leaves are pinnately compound, blue-green in summer, rich purple-red in the winter. In mid spring, yellow flowers are borne on small racemes, later in the summer turning into small, black-purple, grape-like berries. Native from British Columbia to northern Mexico. Introduced 1822. 'Rotundifolia' Has egg-shaped almost entire rounded leaves and grows taller than the species.