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Symphoricarpos mollis Nutt.
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Synonym(s): Symphoricarpos albus var. mollis
USDA Symbol: SYMO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Sprawling plant, up to about 2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA , NV
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Dry
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Symphoricarpos mollis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Symphoricarpos mollis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Symphoricarpos mollis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff