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Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sim-fo-ri-KAR-pos or-bik-EW-lah-tus
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

A native plant that is commonly found in forests or natural areas of bottomland woods.

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native shrub#poisonous berries
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native shrub#poisonous berries
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Symphoricarpos
    Species:
    orbiculatus
    Family:
    Caprifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    USA, North Carolina
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    White or red-purple berry-like drupe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are in the leaf axils
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves have a smooth margin
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Calcium oxalate and possibly saponic glycoside
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits