Symphoricarpos mollis Nutt.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Symphoricarpos mollis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/symphoricarpos/symphoricarpos-mollis/). Accessed 2020-11-27.

Synonyms

  • S. ciliatus Nutt.

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
prostrate
Lying flat.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Symphoricarpos mollis' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/symphoricarpos/symphoricarpos-mollis/). Accessed 2020-11-27.

A low or prostrate shrub; young shoots covered with soft down. Leaves roundish to oval, sometimes shallowly lobed, 12 to 1 in. long, velvety and grey with down, especially beneath. Flowers few and small, produced singly or in short clusters at and near the end of the twigs; corolla widely bell-shaped, about 18 in. long and broad, pinkish white, enclosing the glabrous style. Fruit white, globose, about 14 in. wide.

Native of California; distinct and interesting for its decumbent habit and densely downy leaves.