Symphoricarpos albus
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: p’up’q’iyasulhp
  • Description: Deciduous shrub growing 1-2 m tall. The small flowers are bell-shaped and range from white to pink, blooming May-August and producing white berries September-October.
  • Habitat: Forest edges, Garry oak meadows, thickets, and coastal bluffs.
  • Pair with: Saskatoon berry, Garry oak, salal, osoberry, oceanspray, and camas.
  • Fun Fact: Berries are poisonous to humans, though an important winter food source for a variety of birds, such as sooty grouse.

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