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Coralberry


Classification:

Family: Caprifoliaceae, honeysuckle family
Genus, species: Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Leaves:
Leaves are oval or round, 1 to 2 inches long. Edges of leaves are smooth or have rounded teeth or scallops.

Flowers:
Flowers are small, greenish-white to pink, in small clusters at the ends of stems.

Fruit:
Fruit is a soft berry, coral-pink or red. Coralberry is the only member of this genus that produces pink or red fruits. Fruits ripen during late summer and fall.

Seeds:
Fruit contains two seeds. Seeds are convex on one side and flat on the other side.

Roots:
Coralberry has extensive underground rhizomes.

More Information:

The genus name, Symphoricarpos, is from the Greek for "clustered fruits."  The species name orbiculatus is from the Latin for "disc-shaped" or "circular."

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