Symphoricarpos albus (L.) S.F.Blake

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Symphoricarpos albus (L.) S.F.Blake

  • Description

    Species Description - Shrub to 1 m, the younger parts finely hairy or glabrous; lvs ovate or oval, usually hairy beneath, mostly 2–3 cm; fls in pairs on short pedicels or in few-fld, interrupted spikes; cor 5–8 mm, ventricose, the lobes equaling or merely half as long as the tube; anthers 1–1.5 mm, nearly or fully as long as the filaments; style glabrous, 2–3 mm; fr 6–10 mm, white; 2n=36, 54. Our native plants, as here described, are var. albus. The var. laevigatus (Fernald) S. F. Blake, of the Pacific slope, mostly 1–2 m, with the fr mostly 1–1.5 cm, and with the lvs usually glabrous beneath, often escapes from cult. Dry or rocky soil; Que. to s. Alas., s. to Va., Mich., Minn., and Calif. May–July. (S. racemosus)

  • Common Names