Symphoricarpos mollis

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Symphoricarpos mollis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Symphoricarpos
Species: S. mollis
Binomial name
Symphoricarpos mollis

Symphoricarpos mollis (with the common names Creeping snowberry, Southern California snowberry, and trip vine) is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family. It is found across western North America.

The plant is a tall creeping shrub which bears bunches of red or pink rounded, bell-shaped flowers and spherical or bulbous white or pink-tinted fruits. The fruits are not generally considered toxic but are distasteful, having a soapy texture due to the presence of saponins.

The shrub does well in warm climates and can tolerate both intense sun and constant shade. It is a plant of chaparral ecosystems, especially along coastlines. It reproduces via rhizome and seed.

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