Symphoricarpos hesperius

Creeping Snowberry

Vine-like shrub, creeping or trailing, hairless or soft-hairy. Arching branches on ground often root where touching. Deciduous leaves very small, entire to lobed. Flowers few in cluster near stem tip; 2 bracts fused together bear short flower stalk. Flowers pink, often red outside, bell-shaped, with 5 lobes, hairs inside. Grows in dry forests and openings in woods at all elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: spreading to 16 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, West Gorge, N Cascades Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Olympic Np
  • Native: Yes

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