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Coralberry
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Symphoricarpos
Species:
orbiculatus
Synonyms
  • Lonicera symphoricarpos L. 1753
  • Symphoricarpos symphoricarpos (L.) MacMill 1892, invalid name because scientific names are not allowed to have the same first and last parts

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, commonly called coralberry, buckbrush or Indian currant is a woody species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family.

Description

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus is an erect shrub, with greenish-white purple-tinged flowers and rounded pink to purple fruits. The leaves are oval shaped, and arranged oppositely along the branches. Symphoricarpos orbiculatus can reach a height of 6 ft (180 cm), but is typically 3–4 ft (90–120 cm). The plant is monoecious, with male and female flowers on the same individual.

Distribution

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus is native to the eastern and central United States as well as central Canada (Ontario) and northeastern Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León).

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