Common Snowberry,

Wildflowers Found in Oregon

Common Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus - Common, late spring-early summer, perennial, 2-6 ft. Slender shrub. Stems erect, with stiff branches. Leaves opposite, deciduous, oval to round, 1/2 in. long, entire. Flowers 6-18, clustered at stem tips. Flowers pink or white, bell-shaped, divided 1/2 the length of bell into 5 lobes, densely hairy inside. Fruit is white, berry-like, each with 2 seeds; hangs through winter after leaves fall; inedible and considered poisonous by some. Grows in moist to dry forests, shady to open slopes, at low to mid elevations.

On to Next Flower ⇨

Hi-Res Pic (118K)

Hi-Res Pic Berries (71K)    Hi-Res Pic Flower (155K)
Return to Thumb Page 76    Return to Wildflower Alpha List - Page 12