creeping snowberry Caprifoliaceae Symphoricarpos mollis
Leaf:Opposite, simple, deciduous; variable in shape, oval to round, but may have entire or lobed margins (on the same plant); 1/2 to 1 inch long; green above and paler below, usually pubescent on both surfaces.
Flower:Perfect, small (1/4 inch), pinkish-white, and bell-shaped; occur in small terminal clusters, appearing in early summer.
Fruit:Round, white, waxy, and berry-like, up to 1/2 inch in diameter, often 3 to 5 per cluster; last well into winter. Inedible and commonly considered TOXIC.
Twig:Young twigs may be pubescent, slender, smooth, yellow-brown; pith is hollow; opposite branching.
Bark:Thin, tan to grayish brown.
Form:Trailing deciduous shrub to 2 feet tall; branches may reach 3-6 feet long.