Symphoricarpos albus — or Common Snowberry — is a member of the honeysuckle family; this particular variety is native to the Pacific Northwest. They’re called “snowberries” not because of how they look on the shrub, but because of how they look when you break them open (oooo, shiny!). The leaves fall and the fruit stays to benefit the beasts of winter (but don’t let your kids eat ’em). Sometimes the berries are pink or red.
There are northwest snowberries growing at Monticello, descended from a plant collected at the Columbia River by Lewis & Clark.
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Snowberries (2), c. 2012
Fujifilm Neopan 1600