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|Family: Caprifoliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Symphoricarpos||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Symphoricarpos albus (L.) S.F. Blake var. laevigatus (Fernald) S.F. Blake
Habit: Plant erect, 6--18 dm, glabrous or puberulent. Stem: branches stiff, spreading; new shoots erect, unbranched, often with inflorescence and larger, more variable leaves. Leaf: blade generally 1--3 cm, to 6 cm on new shoots. Inflorescence: flowers 8--16. Flower: calyx limb +- spreading, divided 1/2; corolla 4--6 mm, bell-shaped, pink, swollen on 1 side, with 5 nectary glands within swelling, lobes +- 1/2 corolla, +- erect, lobes and upper throat +- densely hairy inside. Fruit: 8--12 mm, round. Seed: 4--5 mm.
Ecology: Shady woodland, streambanks, northern slopes; Elevation: < 1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, w edge CaR, n SNF, CW, SW; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana; naturalized in eastern United States. Toxicity: Fruit may be TOXIC to humans. Flowering Time: May--Jul(Sep)
Synonyms: Symphoricarpos rivularis Suksd.
eFlora Treatment Author: Charles D. Bell & Lauramay T. Dempster
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Citation for this treatment: Charles D. Bell & Lauramay T. Dempster 2016. Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=66912, accessed on July 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 29, 2016.