Symphoricarpos mollis (with the common names creeping snowberry, Southern California snowberry, and trip vine) is a shrub in the Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae). It is found in western North America from British Columbia to California inland to Nevada and Idaho.
Range and habitat
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.
Leaves and stems
Leaves are opposite. Stems are flexible.
It bears bunches of red or pink rounded, bell-shaped flowers and spherical or bulbous white or pink-tinted fruits.
- Flowering Plans of the Santa Monica Mountains, Nancy Dale, 2nd. Ed, 2000, p. 91
- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Symphoricarpos mollis Nutt. Trailing Snowberry, creeping snowberry, snowberry
- Jones, George Neville 1940. A monograph of the genus Symphoricarpos. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 21(2): 201-252
- Jepson Manual Treatment, University of California
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile
- United States Department of Agriculture National Forest Service, Fire ecology
- Calphotos Photo gallery, University of California
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