Vascular Plants - Caprifoliaceae - Symphoricarpos:
Symphoricarpos albus
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
common snowberry 
Blooms: May-August
Habit: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

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.
Species Description:

General: Deciduous, erect, branching shrubs from rhizomes, the stems usually 1-2 m. tall, glabrous.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, entire or with a few, coarse, irregular teeth, 1.5-5 cm. long and 1-3.5 cm. wide; leaves on young, sterile shoots generally larger, glabrous and more irregular.
Flowers: Flowers in short, dense, sub-sessile, few-flowered racemes, terminal on the twigs and in the upper axils; corolla white to pink, entire, 5-7 mm. long and nearly as wide, densely hairy within, the 5 lobes as long to nearly as long as the tube; stamens 5; style 2-3 mm. long, glabrous; ovary 4-celled, inferior.
Fruits: Fruit berry-like, fleshy, with two seeds, ellipsoid, 1-1.5 cm. long, white.
Subspecies & Varieties:
Accepted Name:
Symphoricarpos albus (L.) Blake
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Symphoricarpos albus
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Symphoricarpos albus specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Symphoricarpos albus specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Symphoricarpos albus treatment.

E-Flora BC: Symphoricarpos albus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Symphoricarpos albus images.

USDA Plants Database: Symphoricarpos albus.
Additional photographs of Symphoricarpos albus:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Dana Visalli

H. Tim Gladwin, 1992

H. Tim Gladwin, 1992

H. Tim Gladwin, 1990

H. Tim Gladwin, 1983

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Tim Gladwin, 1993

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2005

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

Paul Slichter, 2006

Harry Thomas, 2011

Harry Thomas, 2011

Harry Thomas, 2011

Craig Althen, 2010

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2013

Ron Bockelman, 2013

Brian Luther, 2015

Susan McDougall, 2015

Susan McDougall, 2015

Roger T. George, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Ron Bockelman, 2015

Craig Althen, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016
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