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Symphoricarpos albus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Common snowberry
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Suckers and forms colonies; flowers on new growth

Description:
Shrubs with opposite, simple leaves with smooth margins; flowers in leaf axils, 4-5-parted, bell-shaped, white to pink or purplish; fruit a white or red-purple, berry-like drupe.
Height:
3-6 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, dark almost blue-green leaves; 2 to 4 in. long
Flower:
Small pinkish flowers in early summer; 0.5 in. white drupe in fall
Zones:
3 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to shade; range of soil types
Form:
Bushy rounded, twiggy, ascending branches
Poison Part:
Berries
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhea
Toxic Principle:
Calcium oxalate and possibly saponic glycoside
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural area in bottomland woods; landscape as cultivated ornamental woody shrub.
Width:
3-6 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1796

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Symphoricarpos albus Symphoricarpos albus
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Symphoricarpos albus Symphoricarpos albus
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Symphoricarpos albus Symphoricarpos albus
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Symphoricarpos albus Symphoricarpos albus
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