COMMON NAME: Creeping Snowberry
FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Stem: branches often rooting; root-crowns and old nodes often becoming very swollen
Leaf: blade 0.5–3 cm
Inflorescence: flowers 2–8
Flower: calyx limb spreading, divided halfway; corolla ± 4 mm, bell-shaped, pink (often red outside), lobes ± erect, 1/2 corolla length, hairy inside; nectary glands below all 5 lobes
Fruit ± 8 mm, round
Seed 2–4 mm
Ecology: Ridges, slopes, open places in woods
Elevation: 9–3000 m.
Bioregional distribution: Northwestern California, Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, Central Western California, Southwestern California, Modoc Plateau
Distribution outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho, New Mexico
Two ill-defined forms may be recognized: S. acutus (A. Gray) Dieck (twig hairs spreading, leaves densely hairy below; chiefly SN); S. hesperius G.N. Jones (twigs puberulent, leaves thin, sparsely hairy below; chiefly KR)
Horticultural information: 4, 6, 17, SHD: 15, 16 &IRR: 1, 2, 7, 9, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; STBL.