Snowberry (symphoricarpos albus)

Common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) or the waxberry, is an erect shrub between one-half and two meters tall, finding homes in moist to dry habitats, tickets, open forests, and other moist areas of the Pacific Northwest. Its branches are opposite and erect, and the younger stems are hairless. Its leaves are smaller and round, oppositely arranged, and oval-elliptical shaped. It tends to have lobes on young stems, and it has wavy-toothed to smooth margins. Its flowers are white to pink and bell shaped, arranged in clusters and smaller (five to seven millimeters). It produces white, berry-like fruits in clusters, six to fifteen millimeters across. They were collected poisonous by indigenous people, but were useful in settling the stomach.