[The Honeysuckle Family East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Snowberries East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Symphoricarpos

Wolfberry or Western Snowberry: Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Wolfberry: Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Common Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. albus (Synonyms: Symphoricarpos albus var. pauciflorus, Symphoricarpos pauciflorus, Symphoricarpos racemosus) -

Black Snowberry, Common Snowberry, Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus (Synonyms: Symphoricarpos albus ssp. laevigatus, Symphoricarpos rivularis) - Erect branching shrubs to 3 meters tall. Corolla 3-5 mm long with lobes roughly as long as the tube.

Desert Snowberry, Fragrant Snowberry: Symphoricarpos longiflorus - Erect branching shrubs 1-1.5 meters high. Corolla 7-14 mm long, narrow conical in shape, with lobes abruptly spreading and 2-4 mm long. Corolla glabrous within. Anthers sessile or nearly so.

Creeping Snowberry, Sharpleaf Snowberry, Trailing Snowberry, Trip Vine: Symphoricarpos mollis (Synonyms: Symphoricarpos acutusSymphoricarpos hesperius, Symphoricarpos mollis ssp. hesperius, Symphoricarpos mollis var. acutus, Symphoricarpos mollis var. hesperius, Symphoricarpos mollis var. mollis) - Trailing, spreading or prostrate shrubs from 30-100 cm high.

Wolfberr, Western Snowberry: Symphoricarpos occidentalis - Erect branching shrubs. Corolla 5-8 mm long, often wider than long and and lobes about equal to or slightly longer than the tube. Corolla tube densely hairy within.

Mountain Snowberry, Utah Snowberry: Symphoricarpos oreophilus var. utahensis (Synonyms: Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. oreophilus, Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. vaccinioides, Symphoricarpos tetonensis, Symphoricarpos utahensis, Symphoricarpos vaccinioides) - Erect branching shrub to 2 meters tall. Corollas 7-9 mm long with lobes much shorter than the tube. Corolla tube typically densely hairy within, although occasionally glabrous.

Roundleaf Snowberry: Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. rotundifolius - Plants are erect shrubs 60-120 cm high. Branches not arched. Corollas tubular, 7-10 mm long, the tube hairy inside on the middle 1/3.


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