Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Moench. Phen: Late Jul-Sep; Sep-Nov (and often persisting well into winter). Hab: Moist to dry forests, woodlands, thickets, pastures, and old fields, especially over mafic or calcareous rocks. Dist: CT west to IN, MN, and CO, south to Panhandle FL, TX, and Mexico; the original native distribution somewhat uncertain due to cultivation and escapes. Seemingly increasing in VA and behaving aggressively in dry woodlands and barrens over greenstone and diabase.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, F, Fl7, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Ferguson (1966a); = Symphoricarpos symphoricarpos (L.) MacMill. – S