Etymology: Symphoricarpos: from Greek symphorein, "borne together," and karpos, "fruit," and so meaning "fruit borne together" because of the clustered berries
Plants: perennial shrub
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5, Wetland Indicator = NO USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"