Symphoricarpos occidentalis Hook.
Common Name: WOLFBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Symphoricarpos occidentalis ex W. H. Wagner slide collection

Native west of the Great Lakes. Our collections are all from disturbed places such as railroad embankments, dry fields, roadsides, and shores. First collected in 1884 in Keweenaw Co.

The larger leaves on vigorous growth often have broadly toothed or crenate margins (a condition rarely seen in our other species).


Alger County
Crawford County
Delta County
Houghton County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Mackinac County
Menominee County
Midland County
Oscoda County
St. Clair County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022.