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Western Snowberry - Symphoricarpos occidentalis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Stems spreading, simple or branched, 30–100 cm; twigs brown, finely puberulent. Leaves ovate, 1–5 cm long, pubescent beneath. Flowers: corolla bowl-shaped, 4–10 mm long, lobes as long as the tube or longer; style glabrous or hairy at mid-length, 3–8 mm long; style and stamens exserted. Berry 6–9 mm long. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to ON south to WA, NM, OK and MI (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 101

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Habitat
Grasslands, meadows, thickets, or dry, open forest; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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