Flora of Scotts Creek Watershed
Symphoricarpos mollis - Creeping Snowberry
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Family Name: Caprifoliaceae
Common Names: Creeping Snowberry, Trailing Snowberry
Origin: Native to California
Habitat: Ridges, slopes, open places in woods, 9-3000 m.
Life Form and Duration: Perennial Shrub, 15-60 cm.
Comments on overall growth: Stems trailing or creeping, reaching 1-2 m long, may root at nodes when touching soil.
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Description: Leaves opposite, simple, thin, elliptic to round, may be lobed or entire, 0.5-3 cm long, surface may be hairy, leaves larger on sterile shoots than fertile shoots.
Infloresence Description: Clusters of 2-8 flowers in leaf axils.
Flower Description: Small bell-shaped flowers, pink, floral tube 6 mm long, with 5 lobes about half the length of tube, inside hairy with nectary glands below each lobe.
Flowering Season: April-June
Fruit Type: Berries
Fruit Description: White, round, about 8 mm.