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Picture of Western snowberry Plant press of Western snowberry
Western snowberry
Symphoricarpus occidentalis Hook.


Plant Description:

  • Bush growing up to 1 m tall
  • Widespread in the Prairies in ravines, moist and dry prairies, and open-forests
  • Oval leaves
  • Crowded pink and white flowers
  • Snow-white, waxy berries
  • Branches can be used to make arrow shafts
  • Leaves can be boiled to make a wash for sore eyes
  • Found at Stops 1 through 11


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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