Symphoricarpos rotundifolius

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Scientific Name Symphoricarpos rotundifolius (Symphoricarpos oreophilus) USDA PLANTS Symbol SYRO
Common Name Roundleaf Snowberry, Mountain Snowberry ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35341
Family Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5500 to 11000 ft); drier areas in woodlands, meadows and along roadsides.
Plant: Erect, spreading or trailing shrub, 2 to 4 feet tall; older stems with shreddy bark; new twigs with minute hairs and may be reddish.
Leaves: Deciduous stem leaves to 1/4 to 3/4-inch long, opposite, oval to elliptic, green on top and pale green with many veins showing below.
Inflorescence: Arising from leaf axils, pairs or small clusters of drooping flowers with narrow bell-shaped white to pink corollas about 1/4 to 3/8-inch long with 5 lobes; calyx with 5 triangular lobes.
Bloom Period: June to August.
Fruit: White berry, ovate or ellipsoid, about 3/8-inch long.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and Wikipedia.
BONAP Distribution Map
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