Nine images of Creeping Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium var. repens of Berberis repens a member of the barberry family, Berberidaceae, is separated into the narrowly-defined genus Mahonia or the broader taxonomic concept of the genus Berberis. It occurs in Western North America, with a much wider range than Mahonia aquifolium. It is used interchangeably with and little distinguish from Oregon Grape in the herb and horticultural trade. Used by native groups for stomach problems, bleeding, tonic, eyewash, to purify the blood, etc. It has sometimes been suggested as a useful substitute for other berberine-rich plants such as goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis.