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Don’t be afraid of those Ghostberries

Ghostberry (Symphoricarpos), Green Creek Trail (10/4/20) Lyle Gordon

Boo! It’s October, so naturally we have to haunt this site with an apparition of ghostberry leaves, commonly known as snowberries or waxberries, though we prefer “ghostberry” during October.

Color spotter Lyle Gordon was hiking the Green Creek Trail in Mono County when these ghostberry leaves appeared.

Symphoricarpos is a deciduous shrub, native to western China, North and Central America and a member of the honeysuckle family. Its nickname refers to its fruit clusters of white berries.

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