A resilient little berry that is prominent in the dead of winter in many regions of the world as it has a tendency to hang on tightly through windy and cold winter storms.
The snowberry or Symphoticarpos is derived of two words from the Greek language. Sumphorein meaning "to bear together", and karpos, meaning fruit. Very fitting since it has closely packed clusters of berries.
The snowberry is a staple food for many birds in Winter but is known to be poisonous to humans and can cause mild stomach upset and dizziness if ingested.