Symphoricarpos rotundifolius

(Roundleaf Snowberry)

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Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Hwy 65, Grand Mesa, Delta Co. 2806/2821

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Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Hwy 65, Grand Mesa, Delta Co. 2758

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Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 1496

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Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, FR 612, Lone Cone Area, San Miguel Co. 3431

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Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5198

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Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5276

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Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5220

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Fruit, Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, Sylvan Lake Rd, Eagle Co. 6612

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.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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