Taxon  Report   10399    
Symphoricarpos albus  (L.) S. F. Blake
Common snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus
© 2015 Margo Bors
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Symphoricarpos albus
© 2015 Chris Jaster
Symphoricarpos albus
© 2018 Stacie Wolny
Symphoricarpos albus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Symphoricarpos albus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Symphoricarpos
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Symphoricarpos albus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).