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snowberry

snowberry

[snoh-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
snowberry, name for several shrubby plants bearing white berries, especially species of the genus Symphoricarpos which is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Dipsacales, family Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle family).

Snowberry (Symphoricarpos rivularis)

Any of about 18 species of low shrubs that belong to the genus Symphoricarpos of the honeysuckle family. All are native to North America, except for one species in central China. All have bell-shaped, pinkish or white flowers and snow-white berries. The best-known ornamental species are S. albus, a shrub 3 ft (1 m) high, with delicate stems, oval leaves, and large, pulpy, white berries, and S. rivularis, slightly larger, with elliptical leaves and a profusion of berries. Creeping snowberry is a plant of the genus Gaultheria (heath family).

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