Symphoricarpos rotundifolius

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Scientific Name Symphoricarpos rotundifolius USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Roundleaf Snowberry ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine; woodlands and dry rocky slopes.
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, one or two drooping flowers with narrow bell-shaped pink-white corollas (petals) about 1/4 to 3/8-inch long.
Reference: Descr. adapted from SEINet and Wikipedia.
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