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.

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