Symphoricarpos
snowberry
4 species
4 subspecies and varieties
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Symphoricarpos albuscommon snowberry
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to California, east across Canada and northern United States to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Thickets and open slopes, lowlands to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August
var. albus – common snowberry
var. laevigatus – common snowberry
Symphoricarpos molliscreeping snowberry
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.
Habitat: Slopes and forest edges, often where wet.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
var. hesperius – creeping snowberry, spreading snowberry
Symphoricarpos occidentaliswestern snowberry, wolfberry
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to Utah, east to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Prairies, forest margins, and bottomlands from low to mid-elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Symphoricarpos rotundifoliusmountain snowberry
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to California and New Mexico.
Habitat: Open slopes and dry meadows, foothills to high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
var. vaccinioides – mountain snowberry