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Snow Berry

Symphoricarpos rotundifolius

Snow Berry, Symphoricarpos rotundifolius, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed in open, ponderosa forest on Pinal Peak, Gila Co., Arizona, USA. 23 September 2012.

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FLOWERS: Tubular white flowers in pairs open in late spring or early summer.

LEAVES: Dark green, deciduous, nearly orbicular leaves are opposite on the twigs. Margins are smooth.

SHRUB: Intricately branched shrub often appearing dark green due to abundant foliage.

RANGE: Found in montane habitats through much of Arizona growing especially on deep soils with partial shade.

FRUIT: The bright, white berries develop below the floral attachment, i.e. inferior ovary, and contain usually two seeds.

UNARMED. No spines.

Caprifoliaceae -- Honeysuckle Family

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