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Shrubs ( Shrubs with Simple, Opposite Leaves )
Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae)

Buckbrush
Symphoricarpos occidentalis

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Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 1 m

Description: This shrub is often found along the margin of aspen stands. It grows up to 1 m high. The singly toothed, almost oval leaves are 2-7.5 cm long, tapering to a slightly rounded point. The opposite pairs of leaves are hairy underneath and either clasping or short stalked. Tiny clusters of bell-like flowers grow out of the leaf margins. These are replaced by unpleasant tasting, purple, berry-like fruits containing a single seed.

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