[Shrubs with Simple-pinnate Leaves]

Common Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus


Honeysuckle Family


Open, understory forest plant


1. Woody shrub 2-6 feet tall with simple, opposite, round leaves.

2. Urn-shaped corolla of white to pink terminal flowers bloom in early summer.

3. Waxy white berry readily identifies this plant from fall through winter. Berries remain on ends of bare twigs.


1. Berries are bitter and best left to beautify the winter woodland.

2. The Latin name means soap. These plants were often used as a soap by Northwest Indians.

Paul Slichter