Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

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Coralberry
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Symphoricarpos
Species: S. orbiculatus
Binomial name
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
Moench 1794
Synonyms[1]
  • Lonicera symphoricarpos L. 1753
  • Symphoricarpos symphoricarpos (L.) MacMill 1892, invalid name because scientific names are not allowed to have the same first and last parts

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, commonly called coralberry,[2] buckbrush or Indian currant is a woody species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family.[3]

Description[edit]

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus is an erect shrub, with greenish-white purple-tinged flowers and rounded pink to purple fruits. The leaves are oval shaped, and arranged oppositely along the branches.[4] Symphoricarpos orbiculatus can reach a height of 6 feet (180 cm), but is typically 3 - 4 feet (90-120 cm).[4]

Distribution[edit]

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus is native to the eastern and central United States as well as central Canada (Ontario) and northeastern Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León).[2][5]

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